The new President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Daniel Okoh has urged Nigerians to contribute their quota to the task of nation building.
Rev Okoh gave the task on Friday in Abuja
during the final programme to mark the leadership transition of CAN.
He also called on the masses to continue towards the transformation of the church, the society and the nation in order have a society where no man is oppressed.
While emphasizing on the power of consistent prayers, the new CAN President urged Christians not to relent in praying for the restoration of the nation’s glory.
He assured that God was aware of the several challenges confronting the nation, adding that if not for God, the situation in Nigeria would have gone worst.
“The Bible says we should continue praying for God hears our prayer and there will be a total turn around one day. We need to stand in the gap always.We thank God for the Christians that have been interceding so that our joy will be full as a nation. If not for God Nigeria would have been in a shambles.”
Okoh tasked his fellow elected officers on the need to be adequately involved, and sincere as they work for God.
“We are believing God that they are going to take the department to the next level and do more than their predecessors.”
He maintained that CAN would remain apolitical and concentrate on evangelism for God’s interference in the affairs of the country, rendering physical and spiritual assistance where needed in the country.
He, however, appealed to churches and well meaning individuals to partner the association in moving the nation forward.
In his remarks, the outgoing CAN President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, urged his successor to love the people irrespective of their weaknesses.
“The people will annoy him, make him angry, and may not even appreciate him, but he must continue to seek the good of the people,” he advised.
He promised to work together for a stronger religious force to be build which would attract unity and peace in the nation.
He acknowledged the importance of the roles of both a successor and a predecessor for an organisation to move forward.
Ayodele thanked all participants for their various contributions that led to his successful tenure.