The Christian Reformed Church Nigeria, CRC-N has called on church leaders in Nigeria to raise their members to become politicians and thought them rudiments of politics.
This is contained in an eighth points communique issued at the end of the 154th Synod of the church, held in the Takum local government area of Taraba State.
According to the Communique signed by the President of CRC-N, Rev. Dr. Isaiah Jirapye, and the General Secretary of the church, Rev. Sagarga Gargea, if believers fail to raise politicians, wrong people would occupy the place and enthrone mediocrity, ungodly policies and furthers the persecution of the church.
The church council vehemently frown at the Muslim-Muslim Presidential ticket proposed by the ruling APC and observed that Nigeria is a secular state.
According to the Church, the proposal is a calculated arrangement aimed at pushing Christians out of political leadership of the country, a move perceived as Islamization agenda.
“Council enjoined the APC Presidential Candidate, Sen. Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to immediately sub-change the name of his running mate he submitted to INEC with a Christian from the North as there are thousands of competent and God-fearing Christians in the North who can deliver if trusted with the mandate”.
The Church Council, however, reemphasized in strong terms the need for Christians of voting age without Permanent Voter’s Card PVCs to obtain it in the ongoing registration exercise.
It also directed churches to commence operation and show their PVC to intimate those without it to obtain, while it lamented over the worsening of insecurity in the country.
It noted that the Owo, Ondo, and Kaduna state church attacks were clear evidence that churches are becoming the soft target of the terrorists and urged believers not to only be security conscious but be prepared to defend themselves amid the deteriorating security situation of the country.
According to the Synod, most of the ethnic communal crises Taraba communities have suffered are cases of brothers against each other and charged Christians in Ussa, Takum, Donga, Wukari, Yangtu, and Bissaula communities to strive to promote a true sense of brotherliness as taught in the Holy scriptures as well as to downplay tribalism, and sectionalism.
The church council ratified the appointment of Rev. Joseph Agbu Ahmadu as the new General Secretary of CRC-N.
Bishop Mamza Celebrates 2023 Solemnity Of Christ The King
Most Rev. Dr. Stephen Dami Mamza of the Catholic Diocese of Yola, recently led the faithful in celebrating the 2023 Solemnity of Christ the King in a grand manner.
The celebration, which took place on Sunday November 26th, was marked by a Eucharistic procession and benediction which started in St. Peter’s Minor Seminary, brought large numbers of the diocesan community.
The solemnity of Christ the King is a significant feast in the Catholic liturgical calendar, celebrating the universal sovereignty of Jesus Christ.
It is a time for the faithful to reflect on the kingship of Christ and to reaffirm their commitment to living according to his teachings. This year, the diocese of Yola embraced the occasion with great enthusiasm and devotion.
Bishop Mamza, known for his strong leadership and deep spirituality, made sure that the celebration was filled with reverence and solemnity.
The Eucharistic procession, which wound its way through the streets of Yola, was a powerful symbol of the presence of Christ in the midst of his people as the faithful processed sang hymns and prayed, expressing their faith and love for their Lord.
The culmination of the procession was the benediction, during which Bishop Mamza conducted a special rite of adoration and blessing with the Eucharist.
This act of worship served to unite the faithful in a profound spiritual experience, as they knelt in adoration before their King and received his blessing.
The participation of the faithful in the Eucharistic procession and benediction was a testament to their unwavering faith and their commitment to Christ’s kingship.
It was a beautiful display of unity and devotion, as people from all walks of life came together to honor their Lord.
The celebration of the Solemnity of Christ the King in Yola Diocese was an uplifting and spiritually enriching experience. It served to strengthen the bonds of the faithful and deepen their love for Christ.
Under the guidance of Bishop Mamza, the diocesan community was able to renew their commitment to living out the values of the kingdom of God and to continue to build a society based on justice, peace, and love.
The 2023 Solemnity of Christ the King was a profoundly meaningful and significant event for the diocese of Yola. Bishop Mamza’s leadership and the enthusiastic participation of the faithful made it a truly memorable and transformative experience.
As the diocesan community continues to move forward, they do so with a renewed sense of purpose and a deepened understanding of the kingship of Christ in their lives. After the benediction, the Bishop welcomed a special visitor Stephen from the United States who had been a close friend of the Diocese.
Adamawa Hajj, Umrah Preachers Group Appoints MPWC Boss, Salihu Tustee
The Executive Council of Local Government Preachers for Hajj and Umrah Adamawa State recently visited the Permanent Secretary and Executive Secretary of the Adamawa State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Commission, Malam Abubakar Salihu to inform him about their newly established organization and appoint him as a trustee.
The visit marked an important step in fostering collaboration between the Muslim Pilgrims Commission and the organization.
The organization led by its chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Dan Mama expressed gratitude to Malam Abubakar Salihu for his exceptional leadership and dedication to the Pilgrims Commission.
Dan Mama commends efforts of the Executive Secretary to ensuring smooth facilitation of the Hajj pilgrimage as well as his commitment to serving the Adamawa Pilgrims.
During the meeting, the Chairman informed Malam Salihu that their organisation aims to promote religious education for intending Pilgrims especially on Hajj and Umrah.
He emphasized the importance of collaboration between the organization and the Pilgrims Commission to enhance the overall experience of Pilgrims.
In recognition of Malam Salihu’s outstanding contributions and leadership, the Chairman said the delegation appointed him as a trustee of their organization.
According to him, the appointment signifies the trust and confidence they have in Malam Salihu’s ability to guide and support their initiatives.
Malam Abubakar expressed his gratitude for the honor bestowed upon him and assured the delegation of his commitment to supporting the organization’s goals and objectives.
He acknowledged the importance of imparting Hajj and Umrah education on intending Pilgrims to enable them perform acceptable Hajj and Umrah.
As a trustee, Malam Abubakar Salihu pledged to utilize his expertise and resources to assist the organization to achieving its mission.
He emphasized the importance of collaboration between the Pilgrims Commission and the organisation to creating a harmonious and inclusive environment for all.
The visit signifies a significant step towards strengthening the bond between the Commission and the local government Preachers for Hajj and Umrah.
Every LGA To Get Projects Worth N1bn In 2024 – Gov Fintiri
By Muhammad B. Muhammad
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri Tuesday says each of the 21 LGAs of Adamawa State will get government projects worth N1bn while some may get more than that in 2024.
Governor Fintiri stated this when he received the 122 members of the General Assembly of State Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
The body led by the State CAN Chairman, Bishop Dami Mamza was in the Government House, Yola to congratulate the Governor on his victory at the polls and the Tribunal.
Governor Umaru Fintiri says the government will manage the lean resources to touch the lives of people at the grassroots through the designed people’s oriented projects.
Fintiri appreciates the CAN leadership for the support and prayers to his administration, saying history will never forget its sacrifices towards his emergence as Governor.
The Governor told the CAN leadership that the present administration has recovered the state from hitherto its comatose condition, stressing that what he did in the last tenure was just a tip of the iceberg.
He said though, managing a mini Nigeria like Adamawa is not an easy task but through prayers and support of the diversed people in state, his administration is determined to perform more better.
Earlier in his remarks, the State Chairman of CAN, Bishop Dami Mamza said the religious body will indeed continue to pray and support Governor Fintiri to enable him succeed.
He notes that all parts of the state have felt the impact of this administration, asking the Governor to maintain the spirit and never allowed himself to be distracted by disgruntled elements.
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