By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The steering committee of the Kaduna Zone, Assembly Of God Northern Nigeria (AGNN) has been inaugurated.
Speaking on behalf of the steering committee at the inauguration held at the Headquarters’of the church on Wednesday July 29, 2020, By Rev Dr Sunday Ibrahim said that it marks a milestone in the history of Northern Nigeria.
“Calvary greetings to you all in the precious name of our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ, may his grace by multiplied to you all.
“Today marks another milestone in the history of our Region, Northern Nigeria and the nation in general under the Assembly of God Nigeria that we are here to kick start the activities leading to final Northern General Council inauguration in the coming weeks,” he said.
He explained that the Northern Council steering committee after series of consultations resolved that all zones come together to inaugurate their interim officials to commence mission work in ernest following the protracted conflict that has engulfed Assemblies of God church that led to series of litigations in many courts in Nigeria.
“All efforts by Christian Association of Nigeria and Christian Pentecostal Fellowship and Pentecostal Fellowship on Nigeria ( CPFN/PFN) yielded no reconciliation in the past seven years or there about, the body of Christ who is clearly forbidden to go into any form of ligation was bluntly flaunted which has consequently culminated in factionalized groups.
“AGNN, is a body registered with Corporate Affairs Commission whose aim is to bring together all Christians from this divide who are conscious of the time we are in to put aside all these misunderstanding to forge ahead with the great commission of our Lord Jesus Christ to take the undiluted gospel to all especially with our peculiarity of citizens of Nigeria resident in the north, irrespective of their ethnic affiliation,” he said.
Speaking further, he said that AGNN is by this inauguration, saying that the body is no longer going to partake in the sins of those who have refused to forgive each other, taking offerings and other contributions made by the poor to enrich the courts and other agents collaborating with the two bodies refusing to reconcile, one body one Christ as one Heaven.
“AGNN by this action holds no further allegiance to either Assemblies of God Church (AGC) nor to The Assemblies of God (TAG).
“AGNN wishes to call on all and sundry, those who are willing to go back to the spirit of our founding fathers of evangelism and missions all that want opt out of this prolonged spiritual drought full of unending litigation to come and let’s bring back Assembly of God church to her former glory,” he said.
Reverend Ibrahim thanked all present, adding that he looks forward to seeing them at the national inauguration in a couple of weeks.