Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)

The Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), FCT chapter, Rev. Dr Samson Jonah, has stressed the need for all nations, particularly Nigeria, to pray and return to God to overcome the Coronavirus disease.

Jonah, the Pastor in Charge, GoodNews ECWA, Maitaima, Abuja, who made the call on Tuesday noted that all programmes of the association and the church had been postponed.

Consequently, the dedication of the NAN Chapel scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, by the FCT CAN Chairman had also been postponed until further notice.

According to him, it is time for the nations and people to return to God because at a time like this it is only the help of God that can deliver.

“I believe that in no distant time God will answer our prayers and our story will change and things return to normal.

“Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

“CAN urges Churches in the country to strictly follow the guidelines for combating COVID-19 in all their gatherings, trusting God for victory over the plague,” he said.

He urged churches in the FCT to follow worship guidelines issued to them by the association in order to check the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to obey government’s directive.

The chairman said further that in line with the ban on public gatherings by the government and directives from the National CAN, all Churches are to use house cell-based service or online services.

Jonah said that where possible, particularly for Churches with large gathering without online system, they should break their services into shifts of not more than 50 worshippers in a shift.