From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The Archbishop of Kaduna Diocese, Anglican Communion, Bishop Timothy Yahaya has said that kidnapping, banditry insurgency, Covid-19 pandemic and economy depression will soon fade away in Nigeria because God is with Nigerians.
He made the assertion while speaking with the media in kaduna yesterday.
The clergy said the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas day is significant because Christ came with a Name Emmanuel “God is with us”.
He added that any people who God is always survived any challenges and Nigeria Case cannot be different.
Bishop Yahaya noted that the year 2020 is not easy to forget as it threatened human existence with the outbreak of corona virus pandemic.
He also noted that the unprecedented cases of kidnapping, banditry and insecurity generally made 2020 a year that will not be forgotten so soon by the people.
According to him, the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic depression also brought the world to a stand-still, but God’s intervention made it possible for mankind to overcome them.
Bishop Yahaya added that the name of Jesus Christ whose birthday is being celebrated is, Emmanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’
He said because God is with the world especially Nigerians, the people are overcoming COVID-19 pandemic, economic depression and insecurity ravaging the land.
“We must understand that the birth of Jesus Christ is a symbol that God is now with us.
“If God is with us we will overcome all challenges, kidnapping, banditry, insurgency and economic depression will soon be a thing of the past.
“However, the challenge is, did the believers know God is with them? This is the aspect we as people need to work on if God be for us nothing can be against us”. He said
The Anglican Bishop used the message of Christmas celebration to call on all Nigerians to obey the COVID-19 safety measures, saying that “Christians are people who obey the law of God and man.”
He called on Nigerians to stop being agents of spreading the COVID-19 pandemic, rather help in mitigating it.