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General News of Monday, 13 September 2021

Source: punchng.com

Purge yourself of bad eggs - Anglican Primate tells military

The Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Reverend Henry Ndukuba The Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Reverend Henry Ndukuba

The Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Reverend Henry Ndukuba, on Sunday called on the Federal Government to review its counter-insurgency efforts and urge the military to purge itself of bad eggs.

Ndukuba spoke in an interview with journalists during the dedication of the multimillion naira new cathedral complex of the All Saints Anglican Church, Zone 5 in the Wuse area of Abuja.

Ndukuba, who said many politicians were compromising the security and welfare of the people for personal interests, wondered why some public figures would be supporting the agitation for the country’s disintegration.

The cleric expressed optimism that Nigeria would overcome its challenges only when ethnic and religious harmony existed among the people.He said, “A situation in which there are infractions in our security and we see clear compromise and betrayal in our system is unacceptable.

Therefore, we call on the military and the politicians to begin to purge themselves of bad eggs.“Let us be true, nothing brings down a nation than deceit. Leadership deceit will compromise security, integrity and the good work that needs to be done for the common good of the people.“This compromise must stop. If we love Nigeria, let us live as true patriots.

The labours of our heroes past shall never be in vain.“We want to encourage everyone not to give up. God has not given up on us. So, we are trusting God that Nigeria will rise again soon.

In times like this, we can only overcome by uniting ourselves together.” Nigeria plagued by many crises, insecurity threatening nation’s survival – Jonathan During the event, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo compared the situation in Nigeria to a battle between light and darkness.

Osinbajo explained that the building of the new cathedral was a reminder to the church of its role in providing the moral compass for both the government and the people and building them up in righteousness.Osinbajo said, “We must continue to build churches and places of worship, knowing that everywhere we plant a church, we establish the light and the power of the gospel of the love of Jesus Christ.

It is the answer to the darkness, pain and misery of our country.”Personalities present at the church dedication included the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; a former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana; and the Emeritus Anglican Primate, Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh.Other dignitaries represented at the occasion included a former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon; and former President Goodluck Jonathan.

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