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CAC urges govt to promote freedom of worship

PRESIDENT of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Worldwide, Pastor Abraham Akinosun, has called on governments at various levels to encourage religious institutions in promoting moral values by guaranteeing independence of religious worship in every part of country.

Akinosun, who stated this during the annual Pastors’ Conference at Ibeji Arakeji, Osun State, said people should be encouraged to worship God in their chosen method without discrimination and coercion.

He also called on Christian politicians across the country to be beacons of light to the masses and support the anti-corruption campaign

“Let people know us for what we are. Christ Jesus called us to be the light of the world. Let our light therefore shine so well that people will see the good work we are sent here to do,” he said.

Speaking on the state of the nation, he said: “the economic outlook for the nation presented a sombre picture since the beginning of the year. Many state governments are owing workers several months salaries, a situation which was compounded by the downturn.”

Akinosun, who noted that the current fight against corruption by the Federal Government was being criticised as one-sided by politicians, lamented the unfulfilled ‘change’ promises.

He, however, stated that “in all these situations, we owe God a load of gratitude for keeping the nation together.”

“I urge all Nigerians to bear with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari; the present hardship is temporary. There is light at the end of the tunnel. The fight against corruption should be pursued with vigour and the institutions engaged in this fight such as EFCC, Code of Conduct Bureau and others should be further empowered.

“They should be objective and ensure that corrupt members of the ruling party are brought to face the law,” he stated.