A former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, Governor Babatunde Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, have urged Nigerians to continue to live in peace and unity.
Speaking on Saturday at the ‘Celebrate the Comforter’ crusade hosted by Rev. Mother Esther Ajayi at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, Obasanjo said the crusade was a show of love among white garment churches.
The former president, who was dressed in a white garment, stated, “I want to thank Rev. Mother Esther Ajayi for once again inviting me to this programme for the third time.
“We are here to appreciate what God has done for us individually and collectively. When we get the grace of God, we must show appreciation. That is what we need now as a people in this country. We need more appreciation for the mercy of God as a people.”
Also, Sanwo-Olu commended the convener of the programme for hosting the event in Lagos. He said the state government would always prioritise the security of lives and property in the state, assuring that there would be a level-playing field for all religious practitioners in the state.
The governor noted, “It is awesome that people came out in large number like this. I thank the spirit behind this and as all the white garment churches come together. We thank God they brought this event to Lagos. We also thank the white garment churches because they are law-abiding citizens in the state.”
Commending Rev. Mother Ajayi for her efforts in bringing the body of Christ under one roof, the Ooni of Ife challenged other leaders to follow in her footsteps.
Meanwhile, Rev. Mother Ajayi said the aim of the crusade was to ensure members of the Celestial Church of Christ and the Cherubim & Seraphim Church came together to achieve a common course.
She stated, “We are using this programme to, among other things, close ranks and come together in unity. We need to stay away from things that will ridicule us.
“Let us set ourselves away from fetish practices and let us put titles apart and face the growth of our church.
“We need to preach and radiate love. Let us not dwell too much on the differences in our churches. Our leaders must lead by examples. They must come together and lay enduring salvation for our children not only by what they preach but by what they do.”
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