The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, in his Easter message titled “Hope in the Midst of Gloom”, said on Thursday in Abuja that, “Nigerians are going to rejoice and be proud of their nation again in the name of Jesus Christ.”
Quoting from the Book of Job 14:7-8, Ayokunle said, “there is hope for a tree that is cut down, but its root remains in the ground; at the scent of water, it will sprout again.”
The optimistic cleric emphasized,
“My prayer to God is to fast-tract the resurrection of Nigeria from all her pains and challenges, so that those of us who have tasted in the suffering in our nation might equally eat of the good of this nation in the name of Jesus Christ.”
He however commended the various security agencies for their relentless efforts in combating insecurity across the nation.
“I commend our security agencies for all they are doing at nipping the ugly situation of insecurity in the bud, especially for the supreme price some of them had paid.”
Ayokunle again prayed that God comfort the families of security officers that have lost their lives to the challenges of insecurity bedeviling the country; while urging the government to take good care of the family members they left behind.
“We seize this opportunity of Easter to pray for comfort for their families and urge the government to take good care of the people they left behind.
“I plead with the Federal Government to work harder to bring reprieve to Nigerians from all these challenges very soon.”
The CAN President then wished all Nigerians a happy Easter celebration.