The Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu, has congratulated the newly elected President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Archbishop Daniel Okoh.
Kalu, in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja, described the newly elected President as a committed religious leader who is committed to nation-building.
Acknowledging the leading roles played by CAN in advocating religious harmony and peace, Kalu said that spiritual leaders have major roles to play in the social, economic, and political development of Nigeria.
According to him, the role of religious platforms in promoting peace and unity cannot be overemphasised.
The former governor of Abia urged the President of CAN to sustain the good legacies of his predecessor, who championed religious tolerance and harmony among Nigerians regardless of tribal, ethnic, and religious differences.
He said, “on behalf of the people of Abia North Senatorial district, I congratulate the newly elected President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Archbishop Daniel Okoh on his assumption of office.
“The spiritual leader has served meritoriously in various positions in all facets of life.
“His emergence as President of CAN is a testimony to his goodwill and pedigree across the country.
“Archbishop Okoh, no doubt, will consolidate and build on the achievements of his predecessor”.
Kalu wished the new President a successful tenure while also wishing the outgoing President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle continued success in his spiritual endeavours.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Okoh is the General Superintendent of Christ Holy Church also known as Nation Builders.