Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Primate of Anglican Church leads 180 bishops to pray for the release of Falae

THE church of Nigeria Anglican communion Wednesday went spiritual as it prayed for the quick release of the former Secretary to the Government of Federation SGF) Chief Olu Falae. Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) Most Rev’d Nicholas Okoh led Standing Committee of the Anglican Church consisting of 180 bishops and Laity to pray and plead that his abductors should have a rethink and set him free forthwith. Okoh was in Akure for a four day meeting of the standing committee of the Anglican Church. Chief Falae who is a member of the Church and the chairman, local Organizing Committee ‎of the four day meeting was kidnapped on Monday, the day the meeting commenced which coincided with his 77th birthday. Okoh appealed to security agencies to ensure that the former Finance Minister is released unhurt. The meeting was held at the saint David Cathedral Church, Ijomu in Akure, the state capital The primate who lauded the Federal government on the fight against insurgency in the country said the kidnap of Chief Falae ‎should be a matter of concern to all and sundry in the country. Okoh called on the government at all levels to establish a special task force in the forest to rid the country of kidnapping and insecurity in the country and to disarm them. He expressed concern over the terror unleashed by the insurgen‎t in the north east of the Country adding that ” Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the World”. Speaking on the theme of the meeting ” Look and live ‎” the primate said the way for ” Nigeria and the World at large to experience God’s intervention in the crisis going on everywhere is to look up to Jesus in simple faith and obedience” ” This World is truly bitten by the poisonous serpents and like Israel in the desert, is sick and in need of divine intervention urgently The Bishop of the Akure Anglican Diocese, Bishop Simeon Borokini was optimistic that God will put the abductors to shame by exposing them. Borokini said the Church is praying and will continue to pray for Chief Falae until he is released by his captors. Governor Olusegun Mimiko who attended the occasion said it was the intention of the devil to abort the meeting by what happened to the chairman, Local Organizing Committee‎ the day the meeting was to commence. Dr Mimiko pointed out that ” as usual the devil will fail, why the kidnap the day the meeting started. He promised that the politician would be rescued unhurt as security operatives are on the trail of the kidnappers.

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