President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the newly elected President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, who is the General Superintendent of Christ Holy Church (Odozi-Obodo).
The President, in a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, acknowledged the positive role Christians have contributed, through the Association to the nation building.
He acknowledging the role CAN plays in particularly fostering religious unity and harmony, and expressed confidence that the new President will continue to provide the needed leadership for the Church.
Buhari, who quoted from the Scriptural truth: “That they all may be one.’’ (John 17:21a)” recalled fond memories of his interactions with CAN leadership.
He confessed that he valued the counsel and spiritual contributions of Christian leaders to nation building by encouraging, advising, strengthening, correcting and criticizing those in authority.
The President said that the election of Most Rev’d Okoh by the very important Christian body, is a testament to his devotion to the Church of God in the country and beyond, distinguished vocation as a Christian leader and abiding commitment in promoting ecumenism and inter-faith dialogue.
He then prayed that the tenure of Archbishop Okoh, in this new phase of ministry, will be marked with success, even as he advised the blocs that make up CAN to give the cleric every needed support to excel.
He also wished the outgoing President, Rev Dr. Samson Olasupo Ayokunle best wishes in his spiritual and secular endeavours.