Adventist Church Asks FG To Shift Election, Examination Days From Saturday

Students writing Jamb

Students writing Jamb

THE President of Lagos Mainland Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria, Pastor Emmanuel Adeniyi has appealed to the Federal Government to move programmes such as general elections, Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME) and environmental sanitation among others, scheduled for Saturdays, to weekdays.

He stated that re-adjusting the date would give its members freedom of worship on Saturdays, which is the dedicated day of worship for church members and for them to attend important programmes during the week days.

Adeniyi, who made the appeal during the second yearly Camp Meeting of the Conference held in Lagos, noted that in Lagos State, for example, environmental sanitation for cleaning of markets that is usually carried out on Thursdays has been working out well, adding that if the programmes fixed for Saturdays can also be moved to weekdays, it will make them work better, as well as give room for more participation.

On the purpose of the 2015 yearly Camp Meeting with the theme: “Encountering God’s Grace”, the cleric said it is a yearly event that brings members from different churches in Lagos Mainland Conference and guests together to participate in spirit-filled programmes, as well as encounter God’s grace.

The Senior Pastor and Lecturer at Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Pastor (Dr.) Tunde Ojewole who was the guest speaker, urged church members to depend absolutely on God and do His will always. He added that doing this will make them to be distinctive, economically relevant and overcomers of any situation that try to weigh them down. They’ll also be fertile, beautiful, attractive and upright among others, just like the palm tree.

He also enjoined the congregation to always give helping hand to one another, stressing that those that have been blessed by God should help others to rise.

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