New CAN pres­i­dent pledges sup­port for FG

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The new pres­i­dent of the Chris­tian As­so­ci­a­tion of Nige­ria (CAN), Dr. Sam­son Ayokunle, has promised not be an­tag­o­nist to­wards fed­eral gov­ern­ment poli­cies.

He spoke yes­ter­day in Abuja af­ter his swearingin as the 7th elected CAN pres­i­dent.

He said though CAN would be a part­ner in progress, it would not fail to tell lead­ers the truth.

He also urged gov­ern­ment to take de­ci­sive steps against re­li­gious fa­nat­ics who are at­tack­ing Chris­tians, de­scrib­ing them as threats to the unity of Nige­ria.

“We are com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing the gov­ern­ments of the day in Nige­ria, both the fed­eral and states in all ways to achieve noble goals that would lead to de­vel­op­ment in the na­tion. CAN is not anti-gov­ern­ment and the gov­ern­ment should not be anti-CAN. We are sup­posed to be part­ners in progress. Each should re­spect the bound­aries that would lead to mu­tual re­spect.

“How­ever, we are not go­ing to pa­tron­ize the gov­ern­ment and thereby fail in our re­spon­si­bil­ity to speak against the ex­cesses of those in po­lit­i­cal lead­er­ship,” Ayokunle said.

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