Christian Students Association calls for prayer, fasting against spate of bombings in Nigeria

May 23, 2012 15:29

2ND PRESIDENTIAL NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST IN ABUJA


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Christian Students Association calls for prayer, fasting against spate of bombings in Nigeria

 



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Fasting

Abuja, May 23, 2012 (NAN) The Christian Association of Nigerian Students (CANS) has called on its members to commence a one-month fasting and prayer session for God’s intervention against the spate of bombings in the country.

 



The chairman of the association, Mr Nyoritie Akaninyene, made the call at a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday.

 



Akaninyene described as ``sad development’’ the spate of bombings in the country, adding that the unfortunate incidents had claimed the lives of many students in the country.

 



He expressed optimism that the prayer and fast would bring the attacks to an end.

 



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``In recent times, there have been sustained attacks and violence in our country.

 



``This is a very sad development. We mourn our colleagues who were killed in those attacks.  

 



``However, we the National Executive Council of Christian Association of Nigerian Students has decided that all Christian students should embark upon a one-month prayer and fasting with effect from June 1, for our God to fight for us and heal our land.’’

 



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Akaninyene lamented that examinations malpractice, cultism; indecent dressing and sexual immorality was becoming permanent feature in campuses across the country.

 



He urged Christian students to live a righteous life, saying: ``we owe a responsibility to our schools and our nation to stand up and show godliness.’’

 



Akaninyene also called on institutions of higher learning to provide befitting places of worship on the campuses for the spiritual upliftment of the students.

 



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``We bring to the attention of relevant authorities that though relevant regulations provide that major religious communities be given opportunities to build befitting places of worship in tertiary institutions, but in some institutions the Christian communities moves from under tress to class rooms to theatres in search of places of worship.

 



``A particular reference is made to the Bayero University, Kano, where the Christian communities does not have conducive place of worship. We demand that the authorities work to correct this anomaly.’’

 



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Akaninyene also called on government at all levels to show greater budgetary commitments to the education sector.

 



He said though there had been a substantial budgetary increase to the education sector in the 2012 federal budget, the amount allocated to the sector was far below the UNESCO target of 26 per cent.   (NAN)

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2ND PRESIDENTIAL NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST IN ABUJA

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