The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has called on Muslim faithful to join in the battle against insecurity.
Felicitating with Muslims as they celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, President of CAN, Rev. Samson Ayokunle urged them to use this period to reflect on the challenges of Nigeria and the need to build confidence in one another by deliberately showing love for peace building.
Ayokunle’Ins admonition was contained in a statement in Abuja issued by the association’s National Director, Legal and Public Affairs, Kwamkur Vondip.
The statement read: “The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, His Eminence Rev. 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.
“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.
“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. We wish all Muslims a peaceful and wonderful celebration.”