The Kaduna State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has expressed faith that God will accomplish great things in Nigeria.
Rev. John Joseph Hayab, the state CAN chairman, urged Christians across the nation to pray fervently, especially in the run-up to next year's elections, for God's chosen leaders to emerge and steer the nation's affairs in the Lord's way.
Following the association's Christmas carol on Sunday, he said this.
Nigerians have endured a great deal of suffering, and we believed that the Almighty Father would remember the nation with the same mercy with which He chose Mary to be the mother of Jesus Christ, the world's savior.
In order for Nigeria to regain its lost glory and reclaim its position in the international community, he urged Nigerians to keep seeking the face of God in regards to national affairs and to pray for God's intervention.
Rev. Hayab asserts that “the God we serve is a merciful God who showed His mercy not in response to our righteousness but rather because He is merciful. He will by faith shower His mercy upon the nation and give us God-fearing President and other leaders who will work for the full restoration of the land in peace, unity, and development.”
However, he urged Nigerians to pray for God's mercy upon the nation so that the people would once again live in peace and harmony, saying that it is the only way Nigerians could adequately showcase their potentials to the entire world. He believed that favor is coming to Nigeria's way, especially in the 2023 elections.
Rev. Yunusa Nmadu, secretary of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), also expressed optimism for Nigeria's improvement and urged Christians to consistently preach love and peace to all Nigerians in order to maintain peaceful coexistence.