From Pwanagba Agabus, Jos
As the Muslim Ummah celebrate Eid-el-Kabir, the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Supo Samson Ayokunle has called on government at all levels to do everything within its power to curb criminality in the country, by using “more technologically based surveillance and prompt action against violence in any disguise”.
The CAN President also urged Government at all levels to consider the responsibility given to them to govern the citizenry as a divine call, by being more “committed and practical” in carrying out their mandate of securing the lives and property of the Nigerians.
Ayokunle through Evangelist Kwamkur Samuel Vondip,
National Director, Legal and Public Affairs of CAN, stated this while delivering his Sallah message for the Muslim Ummah in the country.
He said, “The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, His Eminence Rev. Dr Supo Samson Ayokunle on behalf of the Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN) felicitates with the Sultan of Sokoto, the President of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs and Co- Chairman Nigeria Inter- Religious Council (NIREC) His Eminence Alhaji Saad Abubakar III and the entire Muslim Ummah in Nigeria as they celebrate Ed-el Kabir.
According to him, “This is a period for deeper reflection on the challenges of Nigeria and the need to build confidence in one another by deliberate show of love for peace building.
“We urge Muslims and indeed all Nigerians to be reminded that we have no any other nation to call ours beside Nigeria hence the need for all well meaning Nigerians to be patriotic and support the fight against insurgency, kidnapping and all forms of insecurity and criminality bedeviling Nigeria”, he maintained.
“Government at all levels are urged to consider the responsibility given to them to govern the people as a divine calling and be more committed and practical in carrying out their mandate of securing the lives and property of the citizens.
“It is our hope and prayers that the challenges of our nation will very soon be a thing of the past as Nigerians renew their commitment to God at this trying moment.
“We call on the government to do everything to rightly curb criminality in the nation through more technologically based surveillance and prompt action against violence in any disguise”, Ayokunle stressed.
The CAN President wish all Muslims in the country a peaceful and wonderful Sallah celebration.