The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to rise up to its responsibility of providing adequate security to tackle the spate of insecurity in the country
This came as the CAN President, Dr Olasupo Ayokunle, maintained that CAN will continue to query the government against the killings of Christians in the country until it ends.
Speaking at the 12th annual lecture and awards of the Bible Society of Nigeria in Lagos, Ayokunle said: “The government must rise up to its responsibilities. All our money is with the government, the entire commonwealth of the nation. So they have the duty to make sure that they provide security. I will not keep quiet until I see that this is done.
“To overcome insurgency, there is the need for the words of God to be in the hand of every Nigerian. The fact that not everybody has the knowledge of God is the reason the country is battling with insurgency. “
On his part, while speaking on ‘Curbing communal conflicts and terrorism for sustainable national growth and development’, guest speaker and Chief Executive Officer, Halogen Group, Mr Wale Olaoye, stated that, despite repeated commitments of successive governments to tackling the nation’s perennial development and security challenges, the country was appearing to be an unsustainable nation.
He said, “Sustainability suggests that, as a nation, we have the ability to exist and coexist despite conflict and terror.
“It demands of us to maintain change, a balanced environment, in which the exploitation of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development and institutional change and future potential to meet our needs and aspirations.”