Nigeria at 63 : CAN Taraba State Chapter Organize interdenominational Service

Nigeria @ 63: CAN Taraba state chapter organise interdenominational service

Emmanuel Awari-Jalingo

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN Taraba state chapter under the Chairmanship of Rev Dr Isaiah Magaji Jirapye the CAN chairman, on Sunday the 1st Octobers 2023 organized interdenominational combined thanksgiving service to commemorate the Nigeria’s 63rd independence Celebration.

Speaking, Governor Kefas Agbu said that the day is binding to all Nigerians as a Nation. “We must not take it for granted, but preserve it for our feature generation. Taraba state has a role to play in shaping Nigeria culture”.

“We must address challenges such as Education, Food Security, Security amongst others.

He said that as a servant of the state, he will fight poverty and be committed in building the state.

“We should hold fast to our faith, for with faith, unity and hard work, we are sure of lasting peace.

In his message, the Guest Speaker, Bishop Isaac Philip Taku who tagged his message: “The God that answered by fire, describe the day as special in the lives of Nigerians.

He took his reading from the book of 1Kings 18:17-25 and cited the example of Elijah’s courage.

He pointed out that many Nigerians are angry with the happenings in the country which includes Kidnappings, Economic difficulties, Insecurity amongst others.

“Our leaders always need courage. I encourage our Governor Kefas Agbu to continue serving the people, for it is God that ordain him to serve.

“There are many enemies fighting you, but take courage and continue serving the people.

According to him, one need to take risk in order to serve God.

“Your Excellency, some people would anger you, but you need to take risk and God will see you through. The hands of God will be on you, for he has poured his anointing on you – he said.

He urge all to stand on the right track no matter the course.

“It shall no business as usual and no more stealing money to build masions – he added.

Earlier in a statement, the Taraba State Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, Rev.Dr. Isaiah Magaji Jirapiye said:

“Nigeria’s ability to survive as one political entity, despite several challenges in the past 63 years, is a testament of its resilience and commitment on the path of the citizens.

“At 63, the country is still battling with challenges ranging from insecurity, kidnapping and banditry and corruption.

“This celebration provided us an opportunity for sober reflection on the journey so far, where we did our best as a nation and where we failed and take deliberate steps for our collective good – he said.

According to him, nation-building is a collective responsibility and Nigerians must make commitment to foster national unity and integration for enduring peace and stability in the country.

“Nigeria’s key to greatness lies on tolerance, mutual love, unity and peace which everyone must embibe – he concluded.

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