By Evelyn Okakwu
President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, has extended facilitations to Muslim faithful across the nation on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el Kabir celebrations.
A statement from the office of the CAN President said, “On behalf of my family, the leadership of CAN and the entire Nigerian Christian community, I wish to felicitate with the leadership of the Muslim community in Nigeria and all faithful on the occasion of the 2014 Eid-el Kabir celebrations”.
“Occasions like this calls for sober reflection and submission to the will of the Almighty in the life of a nation as that of its citizens.
“This auspicious occasion should remind faithful and indeed all Nigerians of the need to get closer to God in all aspects of our nation’s life”, the statement added.
The CAN President called on Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for the nation, and work for peace.
“No doubt, our nation is going through hard trying times; the harsh economic condition, the menace of Boko Haram, the recent Ebola pandemic and others, are manifestations of the harsh realities facing Nigerians.
“I urge all faithful to use the occasion of the Sallah celebrations to pray for our country and its leadership for no amount of prayer can be said to be too much for our nation.
“I, therefore, call on Nigerians to remain peaceful, pursue peace, love and understanding in the quest for a new Nigeria”.
“Once again, I congratulate our Muslim brothers and wish them a happy Eid-el Kabir celebrations and may God bless our country Nigeria”, the CAN president stated.