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CAN denies row with Lagos over locking of leader’s home

By Waliat Musa
02 February 2022   |   4:01 am
The Lagos State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has denied reports that it is embroiled in a disagreement with the Lagos Government over the locking of the residence of one of its leaders around the City Hall area of the state.

The Lagos State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has denied reports that it is embroiled in a disagreement with the Lagos Government over the locking of the residence of one of its leaders around the City Hall area of the state.

In its reaction, yesterday, State CAN Chairman, Rt. Rev. S.T.V Adegbite, described the reports as fallacious, erroneous and lacking in any truth.

“We would want those spreading such spurious and unfounded claims to desist from spreading any of such falsehoods further.

“It is true that some persons who have been discovered not to be working for or with the Lagos State government or any of its agencies or parastatals but rather, a private company, went ahead to lock one of the gates that leads to the residence of one of our leaders within the Christian community in the state, the Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, to be precise.

“And when the matter was investigated, it became clear that there was no instruction from any of the state government agencies saddled with such responsibilities, and immediately, the government swung into action and those behind it were fished out,” he said.

Adegbite went on: “Appropriately, government has since apologised and they have ensured normalcy is restored. As a body, we also apologise to our revered leader for the embarrassment this very unwarranted and needless act of exuberance may have caused him and the body of Christ in Lagos State in particular and Nigeria in general.”  

“CAN and the Christian Community are immensely grateful to the Lagos State Government for their prompt response and management of the situation.”