An interview with the Primate of Nigeria, The Most Reverend Henry Ndukuba, the Archbishop, Metropolitan, and Primate of the Church of Nigeria on Thursday 30th September 2021, on the day two (2) of the first National Convention of Men’s Fellowship Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion at the Cathedral of St. James the Great, Oke-bola, Ibadan.
In the interview granted by Fortress Radio at the Diocesan palace in Bodija, The Most Reverend Henry Ndukuba the Primate of the Church of Nigeria, while speaking to Fortress Radio about the importance of holding a Men’s Fellowship Convention at a time like this said, the Ministry of the Church of Nigeria is Christ-centered, bible-based and family-focused which is the reason for the Men’s Fellowship National Convention. The Primate went further to say that the year 2020 t0 2030 has been declared as the decade of the reign of God in the Church of Nigeria. The theme is taken from the book of Isiah 52: 7-10.
With the above information given, the Primate went further to say that the youth and the younger generation has been included, as there was a one (1) week mission outreach held on the 5th – 10th of April 2020 at the University of Nigeria Nsukka with over twenty-two thousand (22,000) youths in active participation, more than five thousand (5,000) youths gave their lives to Christ and more than two thousand five hundred(2,500) youths volunteered for the mission and are currently undergoing online training.
During the interview, the Primate said, the Church of Nigeria is not only fighting to keep the faith that was passed to the Saints but also wants to ensure that the family as a whole (having both youths and the fathers) included in the ongoing revival. Men are the covenant connectors of their generations just as Abraham was in the Scriptures. The Primate added, if the men and fathers will rise and take their places as the priest of their homes, the society will be better.
The Primate prayed that God brings restoration through fathers, that there would be a rebuilding of personal and family altars as a result of the convention.
During the interview, while asked what the Primate has to say about the current state of insecurity in the country, the Primate, the Most Reverend Henry Ndukuba advised that the Federal Government should handle the issues of insecurity as it should be handled, that terrorists in the country should be called terrorists and nothing else and should be treated as terrorists. The Primate added that if Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho could be captured in the country, the same measure and energy could be used to tackle insecurity in the country.
The Primate went further to commend South-West Governors on their move to combat insecurity in the states. He also advised that the South-East should put more local securities in place to combat National insecurity in the country. The Primate also spoke about the menace of drug abuse in the country as a major threat to peaceful co-existence.