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You’ve lost grip on leadership, seek foreign help, CAN tells Buhari

By Nkechi Onyedika-Ugoeze (Abuja) and Isaac Taiwo (Lagos)
07 July 2021   |   3:03 am
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), yesterday, told President Muhammadu Buhari that he had lost grip of the nation’s leadership.


Clerics supplicate for peace, unity, progress

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), yesterday, told President Muhammadu Buhari that he had lost grip of the nation’s leadership.

Condemning Monday’s abduction of 180 pupils of Bethel Baptist College, Kaduna, in a statement, CAN President, Rev. (Dr.) Samson Ayokunle regretted Buhari’s seeming inability to secure life and property nationwide.

Noting that kidnapping and banditry have become a thriving business, he advised the President to urgently seek foreign help.

Ayokunle lamented that Nigeria, a land once flowing with milk and honey, has become a “wasteland that is devouring its inhabitants in the hands of this present leadership,” requesting Buhari to summon the security chiefs for an explanation on the raging criminality in the country.

The cleric observed that the situation in Kaduna has become terrible owing to the “uncouth, unbridled and acidic statements credited to the state governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, who appears to be talking too much than acting.”

Imploring the President to caution the talkative state chief executive, the Christian leader warned that the recent abduction must not go the way of the Chibok girls after several blank promises by the current administration to rescue them.

He pleaded with the international community to come to the rescue of the most populous black nation, as it did to Syria.

Ayokunle stated: “It is very evident by each passing hour that this present administration is just paying lip service to issues of security despite the fact that provision of adequate security for all Nigerian citizens was one of the campaign promises of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 and 2019 general elections. And the major reason people voted for him was (his) being an ex-military man. The administration has failed woefully to keep campaign promises.”

He charged Buhari and his service chiefs to, as a matter of priority, rise up to the situation and improve on intelligence gathering, as well as create genuine jobs for the teeming unemployed youths across the federation.
IN the interim, the Ministers of God Prayer Network International (MGPNI), in conjunction with CAN, has prayed to douse the tensions in the land.

The session, which held yesterday at Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, with the theme, ‘Proclaiming Greatness and Peace unto Nigeria and Lagos State’, focused mainly on repentance, prophetic declarations and repercussion of blood shedding.

MGPNI’s National President, Bishop Bola Oyegbami, stressed that the situation in the country called for the body of Christ to jointly supplicate for repentance, peace, progress and unity.

“What we are particularly focusing on, first of all, is prayer for repentance for the body of Christ, then for the nation, especially in the area of shedding of innocent blood, which has grave consequences,” he clarified.