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Only God can save Nigerian – Bishop

Bishop Geoffrey Okorafor of Egbu Anglican Diocese has said that the threat of disintegration of Nigeria is strong and  manifesting at present and that only God can save the country.
The bishop, who spoke as the nation marked its Democracy Day and one year of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to avoid the temptation of being dictatorial.
He was speaking at a service held at St. Peter’s (Ang) Church, Umuneke, Ngor in Ngor Okpala LGA of Imo State.
While commending Nigerians for the 17 uninterrupted  years of democracy, the Bishop said that President Buhari’s body language suggests militarism.
He was irked by the administration’s discordant tunes on the price of petrol, saying that they ought to give hope to the people rather than the alarm that Nigeria was broke.
While observing that a National food crisis was imminent in the country he advised the  Federal Government to ensure that the surplus from the hike in fuel price were deployed to avert any social crisis in the country as a hungry people could become sick and angry.
On the anti-corruption fight by the President, the Bishop advised the Federal government to avoid making it  Nigerians, he said would want to see the anti-graft agencies probe into the campaign funds of other political parties as was currently the case with the  People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The Bishop commended  the Vicar of  the Parish, Ven Alex Eke-Ejelam and wife,  Chinyere, as well as other priests and church workers and members of the congregation in the parish for fishing out the candidates presented for confirmation and admission in all five arms of the Church.
The Bishop’s Chaplain,  Rev Progress Okoroafor, in his sermon  earlier, challenged  Christians to steadfastly remain in Jesus Christ , as relying in Him they would be able to do all things. He also averred that outside depending solely and entirely on Christ they would not be able to do anything on their own.
Taking his text from John’s  gospel chapter 15 verse 5 Rev Okoroafor pointed out that Jesus Christ is the true vine, while they as Christians were the branches, expected to bear much fruits, adding that relying in Christ they would be able to do all things through Him that straightened them.  He likened the sufferings and trials in the country to a process of pruning and expressed  the hope for a brighter future, so long as they do not disengage themselves from Christ.

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