- Pastor Emmanuel Okoro notes that there was so much fear in the society and people need assurance
- He urges all Igbos residing in the north to listen to the voice of God
- The cleric notes all these ahead of oncoming visit of Pastor William Kumuyi to the state
Pastor Emmanuel Okoro, the general overseer of Deeper Life Bible Church in Imo state, has spoken concerning the quit notice issued by Arewa youths to Igbos living in the north.
Okoro urged all affected Igbos to “put their confidence in God”, Vanguard reports.
The cleric made his comments in Owerri, the Imo state capital, while fielding questions from newsmen on the impeding visit of Pastor William Kumuyi, the general superintendent of Deeper Life Bible Church to the state on June 22.
NAIJ.com notes that among other things, Okoro stated it was an annual event and that the theme 'Supernatural connection with the God of signs and wonders' was aimed at creating a new way for people to sincerely serve God.
Speaking on the issue of the quit notice, the cleric stated: “Life is about knowing God and sharing what He has given to you.
"We are living in a society where there is so much fear and people need assurance.
“What they have to do is to put their confidence in God. I think our brothers and sisters living in the north should listen to the voice of God.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that youths from northern parts of Nigeria have written a letter to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, begging him to allow Igbos to secede from Nigeria and create Biafra.
The letter written by a coalition of Northern Youths to the acting president was signed by Ambassador Shettima Yerima, Joshua Viashman, Aminu Adam, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman and Nastura Ashir Sharif.
In the letter, the Northern youths contended that the principle of self-determination has since World War II become a part of the United Nations Charter, which states in Article 1(2) that one of the purposes of the UN is “to develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples”.
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