The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has congratulated the Muslim community in Nigeria for the successful this year’s Ramadan.
National CAN’s General Secretary. Daramola Bade Joseph in a statement said CAN rejoices with the leadership of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs and all Muslims in the country as they celebrate the successful completion of this year’s Ramadan.
The body wished Muslims Ramadan Mubarak.
The statement reads further, ‘We are not unaware that your fasting was in obedience to the divine directive: “O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous” — Surat Al-Baqarah 2:183. May God answer all your godly prayers offered throughout the month.’
CAN in the statement appealed to the leadership of NSCIA to continue to advise and caution the extremists who are not well grounded in the faith and whose wicked and ungodly actions are giving bad names to Islam.
The Christiam body noted that ‘it is trite to know that no godly person will engage in the promotion of violence, kidnapping, banditry and terrorism or identify with the perpetrators.’
While praying that the aftermath of this year Ramadan will usher in peace and unity into the country it praised the effort of the security agencies in securing lives.
‘We recognise and appreciate the ‘efforts’ that are being made by the Police and other security agencies towards ensuring peaceful celebrations. May God put His fears into the hearts of our leaders to promptly do what is right, justly, and godly.
‘We also pray that those who have compromised and are compromising the security in the country will have a change of mind and those who refused to change will be exposed and sanctioned by the Almighty God Himself. ‘
CAN then express its commitment to religious tolerance, peace and unity in our country’ in collaboration with NSCIA genuinely.’ while also stating that CAN ‘ remain partners in peace making. Let us continue working together for peace, unity and progress of the country.’
CAN also condoles with families and Friends of those who are bereaved especially as a result of senseless and unwarranted killings in the country.
It prayed that God will console and comfort them all.