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Jehovah Witnesses hold annual convention, harps on patience among Nigerians

The Chairman, 2023 Regional Convention of Jehovah Witnesses, Mr Ahmadu Garba, has advised Nigerians to always be patient towards overcoming challenges in their day to day activities.


Mr Garba gave the advice during the Jehovah Witnesses Convention in Kwali Abuja with the theme “Exercise Patience”.


The Chairman who expressed çoncern over the impatient attitude of some Nigerians said the society would be a better place if everyone is patient for a better tomorrow.


“Today we live in a world that is filled with impatient, we want to be careful not to allow the impatient of the world to rub off on us and we saw example on how our Creator, Jehovah is patient and also how Jesus, His son is equally patient as well as how several faithful servants of God of old in the past were patient hence the need for us to embrace this good virtue in all our endeavours towards ensuring success and breakthrough ” He stated


According to him, the delegates at the convention will be better informed on the Importance of this vital christian quality and demonstrate to others that they are patient people by following the examples of Jehovah God.


Mr Garba therefore advised the delegates at the convention to put into practice what they have learnt during the programme by being a shinning example and good Ambassadors of Jehovah Witnesses wherever they found themselves.


In a remark, Regional Spokesperson for Jehovah Witnesses in Abuja, Mr Femi Akinlade said about six thousand conventions would be held worldwide as part of the 2023 “Exercise Patience Convention” series.


Mr Akinlade stated that in Nigeria alone, over 320 conventions would be held in 39 host cities.


“From Friday through Sunday, six convention sessions will explore the quality of patience, highlighting its modern day relevance through scriptural examples among other activities as well as baptism” the Spokesperson explained


He added that delegates and interested christians as well as Nigerians could be part of the convention by logging into the Jehovah witness website: www jw.org


Some of the Delegates at the Convention, Mrs Lydia Onuoha and Brain Ojegwo promised to propagate the gospel of patience to others through what they have learnt during the Programme.


They therefore urged Nigerians irrespective of tribes and religion differences to be patient with one another towards ensuring peaceful coexistence and national development.


The convention which is being attended by about two thousand delegates featured baptism of about twenty delegates.

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