The Christian Association of Nigeria has called on Nigerians not to let off their guards on COVID-19 protocols during the yuletide season.President of CAN, Samson Supo Ayokunle made the disclosure in a statement.According to him, the world has entered the fourth phase of the pandemic and it is spreading faster than other phases. “Please, wherever you go, especially in public places such as markets and churches, wear your masks and keep all the safety protocols. I pray that none of us would die untimely in the mighty name of Jesus.”He further pleaded with those at the corridor of power to utilize the period to bring relief and joy to the citizens of the country. “It is good you have done now what people would remember tomorrow. Please, let us lessen the pains of Nigerians by paying more attention to their well-being in the prompt payment of workers salaries and pensions to the pensioners. Let all things be done to reduce the high cost of things in the market and let enabling environment be created for employment of our youths who are roaming the streets and having no job.”
CAN President also rejoice with all Christians in Nigeria, and of course all over the world at this season of Christmas.”The season when God became man to live among us in order to redeem us from all our sins and eternal death. My prayer is that nothing would steal from your joy of this season in the name of Jesus Christ. (John 1: 14)”.
He also charged Nigerians not to be dampened with the situation on ground.
“Let us remember that the devil is a deceiver and what we are passing through presently in Nigeria might not be what would cause us to rejoice! Of course, what we are currently passing through may not give anybody hope of tomorrow humanly speaking, unless those in power are more decisive and God intervenes for us. “
“We are experiencing insecurity everywhere, most especially, kidnapping, wanton killings and destructions of facilities here and there by the criminals in our midst. The insurgency in the northeast, the northwest and the north central of Nigeria, just to mention a few are terrible things of great concern. They do not give us joy at all “.