Christian leaders in Nigeria have expressed their disapproval with Nigeria’s membership in Islamic organizations. They also called on the National Assembly to see to the country’s exit from them.
The meeting was called by Rev Dr Samson Olasupo, the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and in attendance were the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, the Presiding Bishop, Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, the general overseer, The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM), Archbishop Mike Okonkwo, former CAN President, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, CAN vice president, Elder Prof Joseph Otubu, CAN general secretary, Rev Dr Musa Asake, CAN treasurer, Bishop Antony Anyiador, Legal Adviser, Bar Samuel Kwamku, Youth Leader, Dan Kazir.
In a communique which was released after the meeting on Tuesday, November 7, the Christian leader spoke about the situation of the country asking the government to take steps to better the lives of the people.
The communique read: �CAN Calls on the National Assembly to compile the list of all organizations Nigeria belongs to and all the treaties signed with a view to dropping all the religious ones.
�That we declare the inability of the State Governments to pay worker’s salaries and allowances as at when due as unacceptable and call on the Federal and State Governments to work together to do this.
�CAN Calls of the National Assemblies to prevail on the States in the North of the country try to henceforth be issuing Certificate of Occupancy to the churches there to build their houses of worship.
�That CAN Calls on the Federal Government to address the issue of breakdown of infrastructure such as roads, electricity supply, provision of adequate funding of health facilities in the nation so as to stop the untimely death of our people and medical pilgrimage abroad.
�We call on the government to declare the a state of emergency on the unemployment in the nation and deliberately set up machineries towards provision of employment for many school graduates who are roaming the streets or becoming a nuisance in the society through the commission of many crimes.
�We condemn in strong terms the failure of the security agencies to stop the murderous Fulani herdsmen from their criminal activities.
�The forum condemns in a strong term government’s decision to lead Nigeria into being member of Islamic Coalition Against Terrorism through executive fiat, Nigeria’s participation in the International Islamic Sports Federation, Nigeria’s membership of International Islamic Financial Institution of which our present Governor of the Central Bank is the chairman. Didn’t all these violate the constitution?”
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