Christian Association Declares Day Of Prayer To Tackle Growing Insecurity In Oyo

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Oyo State chapter has declared Friday as a day of prayer in opposition to insecurity within the state and the nation. 

This was a part of resolutions reached on Monday, between the state authorities and CAN throughout a stakeholders’ assembly. 

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The state authorities, represented by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun, and the Executive Assistant on Administration, Rev. Idowu Ogedengbe and CAN agreed to go non secular throughout the assembly, because the Christian physique vowed to carry a particular reward, worship and prayer session to intercede for the state on Friday, July 2.

The state authorities had met with Islamic and conventional leaders, the place it was unanimously agreed that they might all work collectively to enhance safety. 

Olatunbosun famous that the state authorities resorted to in search of the intervention of non secular stakeholders to forge a brand new entrance in opposition to insecurity within the state, Vanguard reviews. 

“In a bid to renew our efforts against insecurity, Oyo state has been working tirelessly against insecurity in recent times. We have purchased needed gadgets and vehicles for security agents in the State and we will do more.”

“However, we can’t do it alone, we apparently want to alter our methods and work with you non secular stakeholders within the state. 

“We are meeting Christians and Christian body for a specific reason, which is to trigger a religious war against the devilish act of banditry, abduction, and insecurity in the state.

“This government seeks to secure the state from insecurity and we will do so regardless of the state of the nation.

“And as we redouble our efforts, we will never allow insecurity to divide us— this is why we have engaged representatives of all religion in the State: Christian, Muslim, and traditional Worshippers,” he said. 

CAN Chairman in the state, Apostle (Col) Joshua Akinyemiju, said the body in partnership with the Chaplain of the state government house will commence a powerful intercession for the state. 

“Yes, insecurity is not exclusive to Oyo State, but we believe as Christians, we will not give in. We will intensify our efforts to pull down the stronghold of the enemy,” he mentioned. 

There is rising insecurity in Oyo State worsened by assaults (killing and kidnapping) by suspected Fulani herdsmen, cult wars, and violence involving highway transport staff. 

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Christian Association Declares Day Of Prayer To Tackle Growing Insecurity In Oyo

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