We Are Not Fighting You - Anglican Church Tells El-Rufai

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governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai 

The Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Most Rev Nicholas Okoh, has pledged the Church of Nigeria’s ( Anglican Communion ) support for the Kaduna State Government’s efforts to entrench peace , law and order in the state .

According to him , the church is not fighting Governor Nasir El - Rufai. A statement by Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, said Okoh stated this when he visited el -Rufai at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House on Wednesday.

“The Church of Nigeria is not fighting with the governor and the government of Kaduna State” the statement quoted the cleric as saying.

The Archbishop dissociated the church from the “ unguarded and unacceptable writing of one of our Bishops, the Right Reverend Abiodun Ogunyemi , the Bishop of Zaria Diocese .”

He said , “Our brother, Bishop Ogunyemi , has been cautioned and warned to desist from making utterances and writing that are tantamount to threatening the peace of Kaduna State and the nation at large .

“The Church of Nigeria is not partisan in the politics of the nation and that the position of Bishop Ogunyemi is not the position of the Church of Nigeria ( Anglican Communion ) .

“The Church of Nigeria has sat severally in meetings and extensive discussions with our brother, Bishop Ogunyemi , where he was cautioned and charged to desist from utterances and writing that could lead to a misunderstanding between the Church and government , and stir up religious crisis. Your Excellency, we can assure you that he has given an undertaking to be of good behaviour”

According to the statement, Okoh reiterated the belief of the church in the biblical teaching to “ give back to Caesar what is Caeser ’s and to God what is God ’ s ” .

He said , “We believe God sets up leaders and that the government of Kaduna State is in existence by the grace of God . The Anglican Church does not engage itself in fighting governments , rather, it seeks fruitful ways of engaging the government for the benefit of the citizens of the land. ”

The statement added that the primate expressed gratitude that the status of St .George's Cathedral , Zaria , had been clarified.

El - Rufai thanked Okoh and his delegation for the visit, just as he expressed disappointment by the conduct of Bishop Ogunyemi over the issue of St .George ’ s Cathedral , Sabon Gari, Zaria . 

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Osakpo Prince
1 month ago

El rofia should forget about church and concentrate on his state development 


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Straight to bed


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Japheth Peter
1 month ago

this man will not change ahbi


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Otee Elijah
1 month ago

How can you fight him we know u didn't do that


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We're looking for peace


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Okunola David
1 month ago

Elrufia and wahala


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Okehie Julian
1 month ago

We are not fighting you


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Popoola Paul
1 month ago

XYZ just say in his own mind


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Martina
1 month ago

why alrufail will mind his business, why church?


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So what are you doing?


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Ugwu Joy
1 month ago

Fyt no dey naa


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Mojito
1 month ago

So can tom


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If they like fight nah


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Sir Kashi cgatima


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Well-done 


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We are not fi


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Nobody is fight


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These kind thing


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Well Rufai fear god


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God is going to take charges of everything 


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