By Victor Alison
President Muhammadu Buhari has been told that without God in the fight against corruption, he would not succeed in stamping out the vermin from the society.
Ven. Uchenna Ahams, JP, the Archdeacon of Nkwerre Archdeaconry in the Anglican Diocese of Orlu, made the remark last Sunday during a thanksgiving service to mark the Iri-ji (new yam) festival of Nkwerre community at St. Paul’s (Ang) Church Nkwerre, Imo State.
Preaching on the theme, “Appreciating the goodness of the Lord” (Psalm 107), the archdeacon regretted that though we are not perfect, we are marching towards perfection.
He urged Christians to always trust in God and appreciate Him no matter the circumstances, describing the word of God as the rock of Gibraltar.
He stressed that the essence of creation rests on the appreciation of God, and cautioned Christians who trust in men and other forces.
The preacher called for God’s intervention in the fight against corruption in Nigeria.
Ven. Ahams praised the Eshi of Nkwerre, Eze (Barr)Chijioke Jekki Okwara, who led the entire community and his cabinet to the thanksgiving, describing the new yam festival as a time of thanksgiving for bumper harvests, praying for good yields in next planting season.
He described the festival as significant in Igboland and celebrated between August and October every year.
In his speech, Eze Okwara, thanked God for His protection over the community and cabinet.