Buhari congratulates Ndukuba, Anglican Communion’s new Primate

President Muhammadu Buhari has heartily congratulated Archbishop Henry Ndukuba on his presentation as the fifth Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).

A statement issued by Femi Adesina Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) in Abuja on Wednesday said the president also felicitated with all members of the Anglican Church across Nigeria “on the joyous occasion that ushered in a new spiritual leader of the Church, who has vowed to uphold the tenets of the Christian faith as espoused in the teachings of Jesus Christ.”

Nigerian Tribune reports that President Buhari prayed for God’s grace, wisdom and guidance for the new leader as he leads Anglicans in Nigeria at a time of contending myriad of challenges for the church, the nation and the world.

According to the statement, Buhari appreciated the contributions and solidarity of the church in encouraging the faithful to adhere to government and public health authorities-led efforts to limit the transmission of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It while underscoring the important relations between the church and the state, and the roles of faith-based organisations in nation-building, President Buhari expressed confidence that as a nation that believed in the efficacy of prayer and the power of faith in God, Nigeria will bounce back from this trying period through collective actions.

It said the president also took the opportunity to wish the retired Primate, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh every success in his future mission.

He welcomed the new Primate to Abuja and assured him of good wishes and support as he begins a new phase of ministry.

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