Samson Ayokunle, President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN has urged the Federal Government to relocate their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The leader made this call on Tuesday in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Adebayo Oladeji. He also asked other countries to emulate the United States in moving their embassies.
Ayokunle, while commending the Israeli government on the 70th anniversary of its country, said the relocation of the capital to Jerusalem was “special anniversary present from the God of the patriarchs”.
He also said the declaration made by President Donald Trump on December 6, 2017 is a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy.
“It is our prayers that other countries including Nigeria will relocate their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” he said.
“We appreciate the leadership role of the United States in the landmark historic event. We are happy that countries such as the United States of America, Guatemala, Honduras, Romania and Paraguay have relocated their embassies from Tel Aviv.”
Trump recently recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel; a move that drew criticism from Europe and Washington’s main Arab allies.
The relocation of the American embassy to Jerusalem had also generated condemnation from from Palestine and led to the deaths of over 50 persons.