Arms sale to Nigeria: Why America Backpedaled


President Goodluck Jonathan’s refusal to bow to the Western pressure to legalize homosexuality in Nigeria is responsible for the US decision not to sell arms to the country.

Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Bendel and Bishop of Esan Anglican Diocese, the Most Rev. Dr. Friday Imaekhai, said this when he delivered a sermon at the 2015 annual Bishops’ retreat at St. Peter’s Chapel, Ibru International Ecumenical Retreat Cetre, Agbarhar-Otor, Delta State.

Archbishop Imaekhai also said that America is not buying Nigerian’s oil for the same reason.

He explained that the struggle among the Western countries was to actualize one world power, which is why they persistently impose their views on developing countries especially Nigeria.

The prelate also said that the world was struggling towards one religion, leading to the rise in different movements trying to gain supremacy.

According to him, this struggle also led to the Islamic militancy and official persecution of Christians, adding that the battle plan is to Islamise Africa.

The Dean of the Anglican church called on the church to face squarely the challenge of global persecution as well as other vices bedeviling the society, such as poverty, corruption, kidnapping, injustice and other crimes.

The Archbishop called on the church to be more caring and advocated the launching of an Anglican relief fund.

In the light of the theme of the retreat, the 21st Century: God’s Ambassadors in the Anglican Church, Most Rev. Imaekhai said that God is still in search of ambassadors but not hypocritical ones, and that the century has peculiar characteristics that trust the faith.

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