Lutheran Church calls for fulfilment of campaign promises

Rebecca Muazu, Gombe

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Most Reverend Musa Panti Filibus

The Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria, LCCN, has called on governments at all levels to fulfil the promises, which they made to Nigerians during their election campaigns, for the common good of all citizenry.

The call was made during the General Church Council in its 1st 2019 Biannual Meeting, which is the highest governing body of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria.

Led by the Arch-Bishop, the President of the Lutheran World Federation, Most Reverend Musa Panti Filibus, the meeting had over 450 delegates in attendance.

It urged all political powers and other government functionaries to live up to their constitutional responsibility of protecting the citizenry from internal and external aggressions.

It also called on them to ensure that they safeguard the dignity of all Nigerians.

The General Church Council of the Lutheran Church also congratulated the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Governor of Adamawa State Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri and Deputy Governor Seth Crowther, as well as Senators, Members of the House of Representatives and Members of the State Houses of Assembly over their victory in the just concluded elections and prayed for a successful tenure.

It, however, condemned in the strongest terms, incidences of kidnapping and heinous attacks on harmless citizens.

The meeting lamented situations where towns and villages were set ablaze and where there was stealing of cattle by rustlers.

Against these developments, the General Church Council of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria reiterated its call on the government at all levels to rise to their responsibility of protecting lives and properties of the citizens.

It also condoled with all Church members and those in other church denominations and communities, who lost their relatives and had been rendered homeless through the criminal activities of armed bandits.

The General Church Council of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria also prayed for a good rainy season and bountiful harvest, while encouraging members of the LCCN to take farming more seriously this rainy season.