July 20, 2024

End insecurity, economic hardship – CAN tells Nigerian Govt


The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has called on the Federal Government to prioritise the common good of Nigerians by ending insecurity and economic hardship.

CAN President, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, made the call in a statement on Wednesday.

Okoh emphasised the importance of integrity, transparency and accountability in governance, adding that political leaders should be held accountable for their actions.

He asked President Bola Tinubu to ensure that Nigeria’s democracy serves the people, not just the interest of a few citizens.

He also stressed the need for unity and inclusivity, urging Nigerians to work together to build a stronger country where everyone has a voice and equal opportunities.

He said, “As we celebrate 25 years of uninterrupted democracy in Nigeria and the 31st anniversary of the widely acclaimed ‘freest and fairest’ presidential election of June 12, 1993, the national leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, congratulates the government and people of our great nation.

“Our democracy has been tested by the fires of adversity, from the struggles of its early years to the present-day trials of insecurity, economic hardship, and social injustice. Nevertheless, we remain steadfast in our belief that democracy is our nation’s best form of government.

“However, we must acknowledge that our democracy still faces significant challenges. Insecurity, economic hardship, and social injustice continue to afflict our citizens. We emphasise the importance of integrity, transparency, and accountability in governance.

“Our leaders must recognise that power is a sacred trust, and they will be held accountable for their actions. We also stress the need for unity and inclusivity, recognising the value of our diverse ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds.

“Let us work together to build a stronger, more just Nigeria, where everyone has a voice and equal opportunities. Let us work together to build a brighter future for ourselves, our children, and generations yet unborn.”



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