Vanguard (Lagos)

25 November 2012

Nigeria: Oritsejafor Condemns Frequent Bombing of Churches

Abuja — Pator Ayo Oritsejafor, the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has condemned the frequent bombing of churches in the country and "institutional corruption".

Oritsejafor made the condemnation at the dedication of the newly completed church building by the GoodTidings Bible Church International on Sunday in Abuja.

He expressed regret that the heathcare system in the country had failed while the standard of education was dwindling.

"How can people be bombing churches. How can people be stealing billions of Naira meant for Pensioners. Is it they don't have the fear God.

"Why can't we have an international standard hospital in Nigeria where people from outside the country could come for treatment.

"Look at our educational system; the standard is falling at an alarming rate."

In his remarks, Pastor Dayo Olutayo, the Senior Pastor of GoodTidings Bible Church International, thanked God for bringing the project, which commenced five years ago, to fruition.

He enjoined Nigerians to listen to God and obey Him for the progress of the country.

According to Olutayo, the current challenges confronting the country will be over.

"Every country has trying moment. We are having our own at this period and just like we overcame other challenges, I believe that what we are going through now will be a thing of the past.

"We pray for this nation to prosper and fulfill God's purpose."

Highlights of the event were drama, choreography and Bible recitation by children. (NAN)

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