New CAN president pledges support for FG
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.