By Frederick Peters, KADUNA.

NEWSDAILYNIGERIA: A Kagoro Community under the aegis of Kukum Shan Development Association, Kaduna Branch on Sunday embarked on her 2023 annual inter denominational thanksgiving prayers, with special prayers for peace, unity and progress in the community, state and country.

Speaking during the event at the community town hall, Gonin Gora, the Chairman Kukum Shan Development Association, Kaduna Branch, Mr Philemon John, while appreciating God for his mercies and blessings through the new year 2023, welcomed all members/well wishers and also thanked God for a successful annual thanksgiving 2023.

” This gathering is purposely to thank God for protecting us as people and we are here to pray that God should continue to protect and keep Kukum Shan as a people in this new year” he said.

He further urged members to close ranks this year so that they can work together for the progress and peace of the clan, the entire Kagoro community, state and Nigeria as a whole.

Ministering the Presiding Pastor of Atmosphere of Glory Church Sabo Tasha, Kaduna, Rev. Baidi Nuhu Bodam, noted the fact that, we owe God our thanksgiving for His immeasurable mercies and grace through the previous year to the new year, adding that  ‘if God Keeps record of our sins who could stand’ Psalms 130:3

According to him, Kukum Shan community ought to praise and thank God basically, because He has not kept records of our sins, if not, we will not be here, due to our unfaithfulness.

He further said, because we called upon the name of the Lord in times of need and He answered us; there’s the need to appreciate and thank God as a people and serve him’, pointing out that, if God had not protected us we would have been dead by now,

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” The cardinal thing in the message is the need to genuinely thank God as a community, and there are two basical reasons why- for He has not treated this community as their sin deserve, if He had treated us a our sins deserve, non of us, will be alive today to even talk of thanking God. 

” The second is for sparing our lives from death. Specifically, the psalmist 116:1 says :  I love the Lord for He had heard my cry. For your cannot count how many times you’ve called the name of the Lord, for 365 days and yet, He did not fail. For answering your prayers is one of the reasons why you are alive and it calls for celebration and one should think of how to appreciate God not to bribe Him, but to thank Him for His faithfulnes over the last year 2022″  he stressed

On his part, the Wakiin Kagoro Kaduna, Chief Cyril Kuzuanuam, while thanking God for mercies and protection on Kagoro land also prayed for continued peace and progress of Kagoro land and people, he also appealed for support and cooperation with leaders at all levels to achieve greater results this year and beyond.

The  Chairman, Kagoro Development Association, KDA represented by the Vice Chairman, Haruna Achat, while commending the Clan for sustaining the annual prayers over the years, evident by the progress in Kukum shan, he called on all to go and collect their PVCs to effect  the desired change of happenings in Kagoro, southern Kaduna, state and country.

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In the same vein, a traditional title holder, Dakacci Michael Akok, thanked God for the event, and called on those working or planning for retirement, to do it earlier while in service, via savings and investments not necessarily after retirement. He also urged all families to live in peace and further prayed for God’s blessings on all in the new year.

Also, the National President Kukum shan, Mr Sunday Nathaniel Nwaya thanked God for the new year and the success of the prayer session, while calling on Kukum shan people to make the year prosperous by getting involved in productive ventures and economic activity, via learning of skills and lots more, He thanked the members for their support and  urged them to sustain the tempo, as he also pleaded with all to bear with them in their shortcomings.

Highpoints of the event was the special thanksgiving prayers and ministration, testimonies,  good will messages by Kukum Shan Retirees and lots more.


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