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Kaduna CAN: Pray for Nigerian leaders despite their failures



The Kaduna State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria has asked its members to continue to pray for the peace and unity of the country.

This, according to the chairman, Rev. John Hayab, was despite the failure of both the federal and state governments in securing and providing the citizens sources of livelihoods.


The Chairman made this known in a statement titled, ‘CAN: Kaduna Christian should keep a positive Spirit and find Happiness amidst our many problems,’ released in Kaduna on Saturday.

While acknowledging the pains, agonies its members were passing through both in the federal and state levels, the state CAN appealed to all pastors, Christians and the entire people of the state to “seek deliberate” things to do to cheerful.


According to CAN, the challenges Nigerians are going through today will soon be a thing of the past, adding that people should shun negativity and embrace hope, courage to overcome the present challenges.

The statement read, “the leadership of CAN in kaduna State is appealing to all pastors, Christian faithful, and the entire people of kaduna State to seek deliberate ways and things to do that will give their, homes, followers, and the people in the state something to be happy about.


“When you visit many people in kaduna state today at home, meet them on a bus, or even during wedding and burials ceremonies what you will hear from the majority of them is the fear of insecurity, lack of jobs, complaints about lack of money, etc.

“When people allow these types of feelings to overwhelm them then they may fall into many more problems such as fear, depression, high blood pressure, unstable mind with the inability to coordinate.


“When a larger part of any society is taken over by anxiety and confusion then you will not see good planning and effective productivity from them. These we see are strategies of the enemy to make people weak for him to easily get rid of them.”

It added, “CAN is therefore admonishing all believers and all other people that want to see progress in their families and the state from all faith and tribal dispositions to not allow any negative attitude or feelings because of the pains we are having now to overwhelm them.


“CAN kaduna State acknowledge that it is not easy to wake up every day hearing heartbroken stories and witnessing the evil of kidnapping of loved one, paying huge Ransome, confronting joblessness and poverty without a source to play your role as a parent or breadwinner in the house?

“Many we understand have not been able to pay house rents, school fees, and medical bills. The load is truly becoming too heavy for some to carry but amidst all these, we are appealing to faithful to think positively and find simple things that will make them happy.


“When we allow depression and the sight of these many unfortunate happenings to take away our joy and happiness which can lead to heart attacks we will only increase more orphans, widows, and widowers in society.

“We should continue to pray for our leaders despite their failures, do our stewardship to the nation faithfully, and pray also for the peace and progress of our nation as we work hard to make this state and our country how we desire it should be.May God bring back kaduna state and Nigeria to the path of peace and abundance.”

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