The Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Most Rev Nicholas Okoh, has actually promised the Church of Nigeria’s ( Anglican Communion ) assistance for the Kaduna State Government’ s initiatives to set tranquility , order in the state.
According to him , the church is not combating Governor Nasir El – Rufai.
A statement by Special Adviser to the Governor on Media as well as Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, claimed Okoh mentioned this when he checked out el -Rufai at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House on Wednesday.
“ The Church of Nigeria is not fighting with the governor and the government of Kaduna State ,” the statement priced estimate the cleric as stating.
The Archbishop dissociated the church from the “ unguarded and unacceptable writing of one of our Bishops, the Right Reverend Abiodun Ogunyemi , the Bishop of Zaria Diocese .”
He claimed , “ Our sibling, Bishop Ogunyemi , has actually been warned as well as alerted to desist from making articulations as well as creating that amount endangering the tranquility of Kaduna State as well as the country at big.
“ The Church of Nigeria is not partial in the national politics of the country which the placement of Bishop Ogunyemi is not the placement of the Church of Nigeria ( Anglican Communion ) .
“ The Church of Nigeria has sat severally in meetings and extensive discussions with our brother, Bishop Ogunyemi , where he was cautioned and charged to desist from utterances and writing that could lead to a misunderstanding between the Church and government , and stir up religious crisis. Your Excellency, we can assure you that he has given an undertaking to be of good behaviour . ”
According to the statement, Okoh repeated the idea of the church in the scriptural mentor to “ give back to Caesar what is Caeser ’s and to God what is God ’ s ” .
He claimed , “ We think God establishes leaders which the federal government of Kaduna State remains in presence by the elegance of God .
The Anglican Church does not involve itself in combating federal governments , instead, it looks for rewarding ways of involving the federal government for the advantage of the residents of the land. ”
The statement included that the primate revealed gratefulness that the condition of St . George ’ s Cathedral , Zaria , had actually been cleared up.
El – Rufai said thanks to Okoh as well as his delegation for the see, equally as he revealed dissatisfaction by the conduct of Bishop Ogunyemi over the problem of St .George ’ s Cathedral , Sabon Gari, Zaria .