Oritsejafor Felicitates With Muslims On Sallah


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—condoles NUJ over death of its three officials

The President of Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor yesterday extended goodwill to Muslims across the country over the successful completion of the month-long Ramadan fast.

This is even as the man of God expressed his condolence to the Nigeria Union of Journalists over the death of its three union officials who lost their lives in a ghastly motor accident

In a statement by CAN spokesman, Mr.Kenny Ashaka, Oritsejafor stated
that the entire Christian community rejoiced with their Muslim brothers and sisters on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitri.

The CAN President expressed the belief that the denials and sacrifices which the Muslim faithful experienced throughout the month of Ramadan would serve as the fulcrum of unity and peace among Nigerians , irrespective of religious belief, language or tribe.

He said,“The lessons of Ramadan should not be lost on our Muslim brothers and sisters even as the Holy month has just ended.

“The injunctions of kindness and fear of God should rule our lives not only during fasting period but at all times and circumstances.”

Meanwhile, Oritsejafor also expressed deep sympathy to the Nigerian media community and the nation over the death in an auto crash of three officials of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

While he bemoaned the increasing spate of accidents across the country,he prayed for the repose of the dead.

The accident, which claimed the lives of NUJ National Financial Secretary, Mr. Adolphus Okonkwo, Mrs Kafayat Odunsi of NTA Victoria Island, Lagos and Mr Tunde Oluwanike of FRCN Ibadan, also left 10 other union officials, including Mr Deji Elumoye, Chairman of Lagos State chapter, with various degrees of injuries.

Pastor Oritsejafor who urged the union and its members to remain steadfast in their drive to uphold the tenet of journalism, prayed that God would stand by the family members and their loved ones left behind by the late union leaders.

“We share in the sense of loss of the union and the family members of our departed brothers and sister and would continue to beseech God to have give the bereaved the fortitude to bear the loss,” the CAN President said.

He also extended the goodwill of the Christian community to the injured union officials as they go through their recovery period.



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