Buhari urges Christians to stand with righteousness

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By Chris Irekamba and Joseph Wantu 

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the Church to always stand on the side of righteousness.

Buhari stated this yesterday in Makurdi during the 15th biennial conference of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN).

The president, who was represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, urged the church to always resist corruption.

“It is only righteousness that can elevate our country,” he maintained.

He expressed disgust that since 2011, Benue State had been experiencing series of clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers, wondering if the state could not do without crisis.

“It happens without exceptions. But with your prayers, there is peace, and your meeting here is in peace. With your prayers, it has been put under control.

“If it were before now, your families would have discouraged you from visiting Benue because of the clashes. God will make Benue a point of contact to all nations,” he said.

He further asserted that the 2019 general elections had been placed in the hands of God.

National president of PFN, Rev. Felix Omobude, assured the president that the church would continue to pray for him and his administration.

Meanwhile, speakers a lecture to mark the 77th birthday of the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Enoch Adeboye, have extolled his virtues.

The birthday, which was in March, was marked with a lecture themed ‘Peace: The Global Quest’ at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, yesterday.

Emeritus professor of the University of Ibadan (UI), Michael Omolewa, said at the lecture, the fifth in the series, that the absence of peace in the world was the reason for crises and wars.

The vice chancellor of UNILAG, Prof. Toyin Ogundipe, extolled the virtues of Pastor Adeboye, who was a lecturer in the university many years ago, and even instituted a professorial chair in mathematics in the institution.

While thanking the church for bringing ‘the Ark of God’ into the school premises, the VC, who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and Research), Prof. Oluwole Familoni, said the school authorities would be willing to host future lectures from RCCG.