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There Is Poverty In The Land, Nigerians Are Celebrating A Bleak Christmas – CAN

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 The Christian Association of Nigeria on Friday congratulated the country on the birth of Jesus Christ but regretted that it was being celebrated amidst uncertainty, fear, and untold suffering.

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The organisation however expressed optimism that God would not abandon the nation but would continue to intervene in the affairs of mankind.

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The President of CAN, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, stated these in his Christmas message to Nigerians titled, ‘Christmas: Be hopeful, God has not forsaken Nigeria’, obtained by journalists in Abuja.

He said, “Another season of Christmas is here again. It is that time of the year when Christians all over the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the living Son of God. As people who believe in Him, we are reminded of the unfailing and never-ending love of God for us. The story of Christmas tells us of God’s loving intervention in the human situation of helplessness and hopelessness.

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“This year, we are celebrating Christmas in Nigeria amidst uncertainty, fear, untold suffering, hardship and pain in the face of a harsh economy, record inflation figures, worsening poverty situation and a weakened security system due to bad governance. This precarious situation in our national life can be likened to the sufferings, helplessness and hopelessness of the Israelites as a result of the decisions of their leaders to forsake God and pursue after their bellies which they have made into gods through greed, selfishness and blatant corruption.”

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