President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Anglican Archbishop of Owerri Province, the Most Rev David Onuoha, on his emergence as the National President of the Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN).
Recall that the CCN is one of the five blocs that make up the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
Buhari’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, on Saturday in Abuja.
Onuoha was elected during the 31st General Assembly/93rd Anniversary of CCN held at Andrew’s Basilica Trans Ekulu, Enugu, on Friday.
According to the President, Onuoha’s election is a testament to his spiritual fervour, sound theological training and passion for ecumenical unity in Nigeria as well as his remarkable stewardship as a Church Leader.
Buhari recalled with fondness his last interaction with the Archbishop, who is also the Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of Okigwe South, during his State visit to Imo in September 2021.
The President thanked the cleric for his unfailing devotion to the unity and prosperity of Nigeria, as well as his counsel and intercession for those in authority.
He wished the convener of annual ‘Imo Prays’ every success as he begins the new phase of his ministry as leader of the Council for the next three years.