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New CAN president charges Buhari to tackle rising insecurity  

by Church Times

The new president of the Christian Association of Nigeria, The Most Rev Daniel Okoh has called on President Mohammadu Buhari to put an end to the rising insecurity in the country.

 Okoh made the call in his acceptance speech as the new president of the  Christian body on Thursday, July 28 in Abuja.

 He said, “While thanking the President and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), for his efforts to combat terrorism and banditry, I would like to appeal to His Excellency to end the bloodletting, kidnapping and general insecurity in all the geo-political zones of the country.”

 Okoh expressed the belief that the government could do more to secure the lives and property given all the modern technology within its reach.

 He said CAN would continue to participate in nation building noting, “We are coming in at the time that all of us in the Christian faith, believe that some section of political leaders are not sensitive to the diverse nature of our population when certain decisions are being made.

“Many Christians feel and have the genuine fear that there is a deliberate plan to remove the Christian faith from the scheme of things and make us second-class citizens in our own country – genuine fear borne out of the recent happenings in our polity i.e. the same-faith ticket in one of the major political parties in Nigeria despite the caution raised by CAN since two years ago.”

 He said no matter how many times our sensibilities are insulted, “we must resolve to make a positive impact on the political, economic and social systems of our dear nation.”

 Okoh noted that the way Christians could remain relevant in the scheme of things is for them to embrace unity and mutual understanding.

He assured that he would continue to pursue the unity of the church as God gives him grace.

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