Baba Aladura Bob-Manuel Urges Unity Among Christians, Nigerians ….By Mike Oduniyi
The Baba Aladura and Prelate of the Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim Church Worldwide, His Most Eminence (Dr.) David D.L. Bob-Manuel, has urged all Christian denominations in the country to be united in order to ensure and be able to successfully propagate the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Dr. Bob-Manuel, made the statement at the first ever meeting of all Christian leaders in Nigeria held at the Shepherd hill Baptist Church, Obanikoro, Lagos, also enjoined Nigerians to demonstrate true love in their daily lives towards ensuring peaceful coexistence in the country.
The ESOCS Prelate was among the elites of Church leaders who gathered to discuss the challenges facing the Church in Nigeria, as well as other myriads of problems besting the country.
Others in attendance included the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye; the Presiding Bishop, Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo; the General Overseer, The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, Archbishop Mike Okonkwo; and former CAN President, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor.
HME Bob-Manuel said ESOCS, as a front line member of the Organisation of Indigenous African Churches (OAIC) had under the leadership of its former Prelate Late Elder G.M. Otubu, played key roles in the activities of CAN.
Baba Aladura Bob-Manuel pledged that ESOCS would continue to lend its support to CAN.
In his own remarks, President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Samson Ayokunle called on the National Assembly to prevail on the Federal Government to withdraw from the Organisation of Islamic Conference and other international religious bodies.
“CAN calls on the National Assembly to compile the list of all organisations that Nigeria belongs to and all the treaties signed with a view to dropping all the religious ones.
“That we declare the inability of the state governments to pay workers’ salaries and allowances as and when due as unacceptable and call on the federal and state’s governments to work together to address this.”