BY VEN. FOLUSO TAIWO
The “change begins with me” campaign has got a big commendation from the president of the Standing Committee meeting of Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) the Most. Revd. Nicholas D. Okoh who says bravo to President Muhammadu Buhari for the launching of the campaign for a disciplined society in social control and social cohesion.
The Primate of all Nigeria (Anglican Communion) gave this commendation in his charge to the last Standing Committee meeting for 2016 held at the Cathedral Church of St. Faith, Diocese of Awka in Anambra state. He called on the Church to participate actively.
Archbishop Okoh called on the federal government to immediately disarm the herdsmen because of their unprovoked attacks on communities, raping women and destroying farmlands fully armed. He also made passionate appeal to the militants to spare the economy of the nation and stop bombing oil facilities because of the negative impact. On the economic recession, Primate Okoh called on families, individuals, and the church to be frugal and spend money judiciously with serious discipline so as to recover from the recession. He appealed to the federal government to give required attention to all roads that are in bad state of disrepair to reduce carnage on our roads.
On the theme of the meeting “Who is on the Lord’s side,” the Primate said it is absurd to be asking from the congregation of Christians whether they are on the Lord’s side, light or darkness, holiness or sin. He said many people trust in the prophets and not God, in powerful people where there is no help. He warned against turning the Church into a breeding ground for false prophets in this generation.
Primate Okoh called on all Christians to avoid blind followership and be consistent on the word of God, as agents of Satan are on the prowl moving freely as messengers of light deceiving those ignorant of the word of God.