Recession: CAN chairman gives condition for divine intervention


The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in North Central Zone, Rev. Israel Akanji, has said God is willing to help Nigeria out of its present economic crisis provided Nigerians and their leaders are ready to shun corruption, greed and bloodshed.

Akanji said this in an interview with journalists in Iwo on Tuesday on the sidelines of the 10th commencement lecture of the Bowen University for the university’s fresh students.

The cleric, who is also the CAN chairman in the Federal capital Territory said God was willing to end the economic and other crises facing Nigeria but stressed that Nigerians must shun their sinful acts which he said brought the problems.

Akanji said, “Our nation, Nigeria, we have the hope that the recession we are in is just going to be short lived. God who owns and put this nation together who has continued to uphold this nation will definitely bring us out and place pur feet on the rock and put a new song in our mouth to sing.

“But we must repent of our sinfulness, corruption and all kinds of greed. Once we change our attitude, God will change in his own treatment to us, he is waiting for us.

“He says in his word ‘if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn away from their wicked ways I will hear, I will heal and forgive their land.

“God is ready to do so but we should start by loving one another and stop bloodshed, kidnapping, stealing, witchcraft and look up to him he will divinely turn things around for us in Nigeria.”

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