President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the Christian community in celebrating the 80th birthday of Prelate Emeritus, Methodist Church of Nigeria, His Eminence, Sunday Coffie Mbang.
President Buhari congratulated Mr. Mbang, and members of his family, as he clocks the milestone age in good health and a rich legacy of a life lived in the service of God, his nation and humanity.
“As a former Prelate of the Methodist Church and President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, the President believes the legacy of the former prelate of always working towards reconciliation, reconstruction and revival in all leadership positions, aptly captures the central message of the Bible, which is love,” the president said in a statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina.
President Buhari assured the former Prelate that his efforts in pursuing unity in the body of Christ and the country will always be remembered by posterity, especially in co-chairing Nigeria’s Inter-Religious Council (NIREC), a government body responsible for the promotion of inter-faith dialogue.
The president also commended the courage of Mr. Mbang in always speaking out against tyranny, corruption and social ills like immorality, cultism and drug abuse in the country.
He prayed that the almighty God will grant Mr. Mbang good health and more years of service to his fatherland.