Eid Celebration: Archbishop Panti Filibus Felicitates with Muslims in Nigeria

Archbishop Panti Filibus Musa, in Church Council Meeting in Nigeria. Photo: ALCINET/LCCN


(ALCINET/FELIX Samari, Numan Nigeria) - Archbishop of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN) and Lutheran World Federation President Panti Filibus Musa has felicitated with the Muslims over a successful completion of the observance of the holy month of Ramadan and a peaceful Eid celebration.
He said this during an interactive session with journalists at the General Church Council meeting of the LCCN in Numan on 6th June, 2019.

His Grace Panti Filibus said, “I want to use this opportunity to celebrate with our Muslim brothers and sisters for successfully observing the Ramadan and also marking the end of the fasting period in an Eid celebration. May the lessons learned during the period and the blessings of it be with all the people.”

The Archbishop also called on all adherents of various religions in Adamawa State and Nigeria to embrace peace and love one another. “We coexist and must know that it is our duty to care for one another to be able live in a peaceful society.”

Earlier in his Speech to the General Church Council, Archbishop Musa expressed his concern over the continuous challenges of insecurity in Nigeria, but he also praised the security agencies for their unrelenting role in ensuring safety of lives and property. The LWF President reiterated the commitment of the church in praying for Nigeria. “We pray for God’s divine intervention in our country. We pray for all those in leadership who have to make difficult decisions to also assume constitutional responsibility that more can be done to bring this ugly situation bedevilling and endangering our nation to an end.” He called on the Nigerians to always remain security conscious.

On the marking of World Environment day, the Archbishop said Nigerians must take responsibility for ensuring climate justice. He said the obvious signs show how much human activities are affecting the environment. ”Our people should know that environmental degradation is real, indiscriminate cutting down of trees must be discouraged, people should begin to regenerate the vegetation and help control the fast eroding environment.”