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CAN calls for prayers for success of Tinubu’s ‘Renewed Hope’ budget

Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Lagos chapter, Archbishop Stephen Adegbite, says religious leaders have a key role to play in ensuring that President Bola Tinubu’s ‘Budget of Renewed Hope’ lives up to its name.

The clergyman said they should be praying for the proposed 2024 budget to succeed in the interest of the nation.

Adegbite stated this on Thursday following Tinubu’s budget presentation to the National Assembly on Wednesday, November 29.

He specifically mentioned the priority given to defence and security in the budget proposal, saying it would help actualise other areas targeted in the document and make life better in the country.

President Tinubu, while presenting an appropriation bill of N27.5 trillion to the parliament, stressed that “defence and internal security are accorded top priority.”

He said internal security architecture will be overhauled to enhance law enforcement capabilities and safeguard lives, property and investments across the country.

The CAN chairman emphasised that no country could achieve greatness without securing lives and properties.

Adegbite said; “As a faith leader and gospel preacher, the spate of violent crimes in some parts of the country in the recent past has been of concern to me, just like others. Therefore, any policy act geared toward curtailing those should be a welcome one. We should pray for its implementation.

“It is tagged budget of renewed hope. I have no doubt in my mind that the plan will be religiously accomplished to give to the country the much-desired peace that has eluded it for some time.”

He added that religious leaders would continue to pray for the president, his team, and the country for divine direction as they set out to make life good for the citizens.