President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Archbishop Daniel Okoh, the General Superintendent of Christ Holy Church (Odozi-Obodo), on his election as the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
Buhari, in a statement issued Friday by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, said the election of Most Rev’d Okoh by the very important Christian body was a testament to his devotion to the church of God in the country and beyond; distinguished vocation as a Christian leader and abiding commitment in promoting ecumenism and inter-faith dialogue.
The president, while acknowledging the role CAN played in fostering religious unity and harmony, expressed confidence that the incoming president would continue to provide the needed leadership for the church, affirming the Scriptural truth: “That they all may be one.” (John 17:21a)
Buhari, who had fond memories of his interactions with CAN leadership, valued the counsel and spiritual contributions of Christian leaders to nation building by encouraging, advising, strengthening, correcting and criticizing those in authority.
He prayed that the tenure of Archbishop Okoh, in this new phase of ministry, would be marked with success and urged the blocs that make up CAN to give the cleric every needed support to excel.
He also wished the outgoing President, Rev Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle best wishes in his spiritual and secular endeavours.