Sunday, December 16, 2012

2013 Will Be A Better Year For The Country - Jonathan

As the year 2012 comes to an end, President Goodluck Jonathan, has urged Nigerians in the spirit of Christmas to embrace peace promising a more improved outing for the country in 2013, as he reiterate government continuous effort to bring about desired changes on security, power, aviation and other areas of national life.

President Goodluck Jonathan while speaking at the Presidential Christmas Carol held at the Banquet Hall of the presidential villa, enjoined Nigerians to ignore any call for the division of the country and as well avoid anything that would disintegrate the country and embrace unity and peaceful co-existence.
The president said, "I urge Nigerians to, in the spirit of Christmas, embrace peace. The wars will not save us. Christ brought peace to free everybody. If we embrace peace, we will progress. We have challenges, but we have everything in place to overcome them.

"In the New Year, we will see the changes in the airports, seaports, power and security as we progress. Surely, 2013 will be a better year for the country".

Oritsejafor Asks Islamic Youths To Shun Fundamentalist Ideologies

WARRI- Worried by the growing trend of terrorism in northern Nigeria, a coalition of Christian and Muslim youths paid a courtesy visit to the National President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and co-chairman of Nigerian Inter-Religious Council, NIREC, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor in his church office in Warri, seeking new approaches to tackle the menace.

The 20-man delegation was led by the national president of Youth Wing of Christian Association of Nigeria, YOWICAN, Dr. Simon Dolly and his Islamic counterpart, the national president of National Council of Muslim Youth Organisations, NACOMYO, Alh-aji Kamal'ddin Akintun-de and was joined by five leaders from the Muslim community in Warri.

Welcoming the joint leadership of Youth Wing of CAN, YOWICAN, and the National Council of Muslim Youth Organisations, NACO-MYO, Pastor Oritsejafor charged the Muslim youths whose members are often used by the perpetrators of the violence, to take the gospel of peace to the grassroots on the need for youths to refuse to be used.

According to the CAN president, who expressed delight for the visit by the joint leadership of YOWICAN and NACO-MYO, the time has come peace loving youths of this country to rise in defence of the peace of the nation because no country can develop in an atmosphere devoid of peace and tranquility.


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