By Jessica Dogo
The Primate of Nigeria Anglican Communion and Bishop of Abuja, Most Rev. Nikolas Okoh, has predicted that 2018 can be a 12 months of optimism and happiness for Nigerians.
Okoh made the prediction in his New Year message to Nigerians on Monday in Abuja.
He, nevertheless, assured Nigerians that regardless of the challenges confronted by the nation, they might expertise the facility of the Almighty God.
According to him, Nigerians will uplift themselves from the clutches of helplessness by focusing extra on options to the financial and political issues dealing with the nation.
“I need to guarantee you that such issues which have consumed a colossal quantity of our cash equivalent to electrical energy provide, unemployment, political conditions, Boko Haram, Herdsmen palaver, medical and labour points, had made some individuals to really feel like giving up already.
“Do not be frustrated or unhappy, do not take it on anyone, avoid being vengeful for the Lord is working out a miracle for you,” he stated.
Okoh assured that God who created the world out of nothing would change the conditions and make Nigeria to work once more.
The Primate additionally prophesied that there may difficulties alongside the trail, however the individuals would reap the fruits of their labour in 2018.
He known as on all Nigerians to have religion and permit God to be their guardian in all endeavours who would resolve all their private and nationwide issues.
In his comment, Rev. Yakubu Pam, Northern Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, additionally known as for the concern of God in all dealings, including that Nigerians needs to be upright and dwell in simplicity.
Pam urged the Federal Government to finish starvation within the land by creating an enabling surroundings the place residents would have gainful technique of livelihood.
He urged leaders in any respect ranges to take care of concord and tolerance in order to draw good consideration from their followers.
The cleric known as on the church to maintain praying for political leaders and the unity of the nation in order that it could stay intact.
“We should resist temptation of any variety and guarantee peace and unity.
“What we see at this time is just not encouraging particularly the hardship within the land; except a proactive measure is taken, we are going to witness downturn in our quest to recuperate absolutely from recession.
“The authorities should finish all types of insurrections and wanton mayhem being visited on harmless villagers by terrorists; the federal government should step up safety and restore hope to the individuals.
“The war against the insurgents must be seen in all the light of safety to our teeming population, which have become vulnerable to attacks,” Pam stated. (NAN)