The National Women Wing of Christian Association of Nigeria (WOWICAN) is inviting the general public to a special event to commemorate the 2022 International Women’s Day.
The event is slated to hold on Tuesday, 8th March 2022 in Abuja, at the Merit House Banquet Hall, Maitama; with the theme: “GENDER EQUALITY TODAY FOR SUSTAINABLE TOMORROW”.
As announced by the association, the event is expected to address key gender issues and generally discuss a sustainability plan as it concerns gender equality. Key speakers are expected at the event, among them includes the CAN President, His Eminence, Rev. Dr. Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, The Honourable Minister Of Women Affairs, Her Excellency Dame Pauline Tallen, CAN General Secretary, Barr. Joseph Daramola Bade; and a host of other outlined speakers for the One Day program.
The event can be virtually attended through the following details: Link- //us02web.zoom.us/j/82605776123?pwd=UktHN3dmbFBMU3ZtWGR5ajBQbDF5Zz09 Meeting ID: 826 0577 6123 Passcode: WOWICAN Time: 9:00am
The Women Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria, WOWICAN, has commended the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, for prioritizing the well-being of citizens of the state.
Speaking during a courtesy visit at the Governor’s office in Akure, WOWICAN National Chairperson, Deaconess Victoria Bola Ihesiulor said, the commitment of Governor Akeredolu to good governance coupled with equitable delivery of its dividends to the citizens, is salutary.
Deaconess Ihesiulor who spoke highly about efforts of the Arakunrin Akeredolu administration at guaranteeing security of lives and property in the state, used the opportunity to appreciate the cohessive plans of the government at stemming COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
The WOWICAN National Chairperson said the visit was coming ahead of the National Convention of the Christian Women organization being hosted in the Ondo State with delegates from all states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory and with the theme: “Be Still and Know that I am God”.
Deaconess Ihesiulor however called on christian women to join in the crusade for peace in the country to accelerate national growth and development.
“Again as Christian women, peace is what we desire for our country and as God, who created us in His image did not make mistakes, it is therefore not a mistake that He has made Nigeria a heterogeneous society. We pray that all our peace initiatives will yield positive results and peace will reign in Nigeria”, she declared.
In his response, the Ondo State Governor Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, noted with satisfaction the significant roles of women in nation building and assured that his administration will continue to give them due recognition in the scheme of things.
“Women have always been very enterprising when it comes to trading and so on, they are able to lay their hands on one or two things that at least will guarantee their sustenance, now that women have come out and concentrate on that very important focus to reduce poverty among women and I think it is a great idea”, he said.
The Governor equally urged the women to continue to intercede for the country in their prayers just as he expressed grave concerns in the current security situations of the country.
“We try as much as possible to ensure that security of lifes and property will be our priority, no country or state can guarantee 100% security, but I know that there is nothing impossible with God Almighty to do, so we believe all things are possible”, he said.
Arakunrin Akeredolu stated that his administration will remain unwavering in its commitment to the execution of life transforming projects for the good of all and in particularly the women so as to encourage them to do more.
It’s commonly said that Christians should read their bible every day but do we read and meditate on the word of God. Are we required to read the bible daily? How often do we need to study the bible to be faithful followers of Christ?
In as much as no law or commandment says, ‘Thou shall read your Bible every day’. It’s very important for us as believers to not only read but study the word of God daily in other for us to build a strong relationship with our creator. Let’s take a look at some principles in the Scriptures.
Ps 119.105 tells us, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path”.
When we dwell on God’s Word daily its brightens our pathway, guards us on our journey through life, and lifts darkness before us. Our desire as believers is to be a follower of Christ and not to sin against him but to honor him. Therefore we need his daily guidance and the Bible is the first place to look for it.
So how Often should we study the Word?
As much as we can! Especially for new believers, I highly recommend studying the Bible daily to gain more overview of different messages from the Scripture. It will help us understand and see the world from another perceptive through God’s eyes.
However, studying the Bible every day is not a direct command but we can’t do away with the Bible either. Let’s try to incorporate Bible study into our daily routine in other to fuel an infectious faith that defines us as Christians.