ABUJA-The National President. of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, said yesterday President Bola Tinubu’s administration was making positive efforts to tackle the challenges facing the country.
The CAN President stated this when he led a delegation of the leadership of the association on a courtesy visit to President Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He urged the President to sustain the part of governance he had chosen to give all Nigerians a sense of belonging.
He said: “Sincerely what we found out is that the President is actually sensitive to all the challenges we have ,we see that he is aware . We see him making very positive steps even from the beginning of his administration by the way he has made appointments so far
“He has come with a great sense of inclusiveness and Nigerians are having a sense of belonging
“As Nigerians in this government, I tell you that his pronouncement so far and his body language has increased the confidence of Nigerians in Nigeria.
As Nigerians in this government, I tell you that his pronouncement so far and his body language has increased the confidence of Nigerians in Nigeria
“We believe that if given the chance he will do a lot more, we are praying that the Lord will strengthen his hands to be able to do a lot more and turn around the fortunes of this country.”
While noting that the country was bedevilled by a myriad of challenges, the CAN President said the good news was that President Tinubu had taken positive steps to tackle the problems.
Okoh, who called on Nigerians to be patient with the vision of the President, added: “We know that there are a lot of challenges but what we tell our people is that, this is just the beginning of this administration what we are facing now didn’t just start today but several years back and it will take a while to turn around these things.
“The important thing is that there is an intentional step that the President has taken and he is taking to reverse the trend of events especially in the area of governance.”
We see the efforts he’s making towards securing the country so we ask Nigerians who seem to have lost hope not to lose hope but to have patience and perseverance.”
Over 1.1m COVID-19 new cases recorded in 28 days globally – WHO
By Chioma Obinna
The World Health Organisation, WHO, said yesterday that over 1.1 million new cases of COVID-19 have been reported between December 11, 2023 and January 7, 2024, with 8700 new fatalities globally.
In an epidemiological update on the global and regional situation, with information on hospitalisations and ICU admissions, as well as the variants of interest and variants under monitoring, WHO also revealed that as of January 7, a total of 774 million people had died of COVID-19 globally.
The report stated that globally, the number of new cases increased by four per cent during the 28-day period of December 11, 2023 to January 7, 2024, as compared to the previous 28-day period, with over 1.1 million new cases.
“The number of new deaths decreased by 26 per cent as compared to the previous 28-day period, with 8700 new fatalities reported. As January 7, 2024, over 774 million confirmed cases and over seven million deaths have been reported globally.
“During the period from December 11, 2023 to January 7, 2024, COVID-19 new hospitalisations and admissions to an intensive care unit, ICU, both recorded an overall increase of 40 per cent and 13 per cent, with over 173 000 and 1900 admissions respectively.”
Globally, JN.1 is currently the most circulating VOI and is now reported by 71 countries, accounting for around 66 per cent of the sequences in week 52, compared to around 25 per cent in week 48.”