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• Oyakhilome carpet Buhari government over Church middling
• The Christ Embassy GO says Government has no right of interference into Church time of activities
• Akume compares pending danger on Nigeria to Somalia
• Benue warned on deploying Miyetti Allah’s vigilante to the state
The President of LoveWorld Incorporated, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has criticized the Muhammadu Buhari-led federal administrations for proscribing church services to just one hour.
Boss Gida Mustapha, who is the chairman of the presidential task force on the rampaging virus, corona, and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), had restricted the length of services in churches and mosques to at least one hour at a time.
Mustapha had clarified that the ruling was held for security motives.
The General Overseer of Christ Embassy, Oyakhilome while responding in a message to the members of his congregation, stated that the Buhari-led regime had no such right.
In his words“I am appalled that some people have the audacity to tell us how many hours we can spend in church. How dare you?” he requested.
He continued, queried how the government derived its power if the Church building is put up by the church: “What in the world do you think you are? You cannot tell God’s people how long they can spend in church. If you built the building for them and you are saying you are not going to let them enter the building, maybe because you built it.
“But if you didn’t, you have no right to tell God’s people you’re going to spend one hour or two hours in church. I tell you, the number of hours you tell them they have in the church is the number of hours you have left.”
Meanwhile, George Akume, the Minister of Special Duties, has emphasized that Nigeria needs peace to accomplish its plans.
Akume, who was then governor of Benue State from 1999 to 2007, disclosed on Thursday at the Thanksgiving Service held in honour of Yakubu Pam, Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC).
News Agency of Nigeria cited Akume as the threat of the Somalia scenario in Nigeria.
He added that the East African nation has suffered armed confrontation for three many years.
Akume stated that Nigeria “cannot toil with unity and peace because if our territorial integrity is undermined, Somalia will be a child’s play.”
On safety, he acknowledged President Buhari’s efforts but pointed out that there are nonetheless problems that should be fixed.
”I know the President is doing quite a lot but the challenges are still there. We don’t have to toil with our unity.”
He advised the federal government to harmonize with Christian leaders enable the country effortlessly conquer insecurity issues in facing the country: “You are in a very good position working closely with CAN and people of other faith so that together we can reestablish peace,” he mentioned
Governor Samuel Ortom, at the weekend, warned not to deploy Miyetti Allah Vigilante into Benue state.
While reacting to the announcement by the herder’s leadership that it has created its safety body called ‘Miyetti Allah Vigilante’ to operate across Nigeria.
Ortom discloses in an announcement made available to journalists on his behalf by, Mr. Terver Akase, his spokesperson on Thursday, July 30.
Ortom, however, claimed that Herdsmen leadership is behind banditry activities in the country, charged the president to tame them now.SOURCE: Scannews24.com