- CAN optimistic of better days ahead.
- Urges FG to address insecurity.
Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on Nigerians to rejoice and be hopeful for better days ahead.
The Christian body said that the nation will rise above its present challenges like the resurrected Christ Jesus.
In his goodwill message to Nigerians, CAN President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, who noted that the essence of Easter is unquestionable and indisputable; added that it calls attention to the fact that the way to elevation is rough and could be fatally painful.
He, therefore, urged all citizens to love one another and embrace peace in the spirit of Easter.
Rev Ayokunle also said lack of love is the breeding ground for religious intolerance, killings and destructions, which in turn lead to insurgency and other forms of violence with their attendant humanitarian crises.
Greeting Christians on behalf of CAN, Rev Ayokunle congratulate all Christians in Nigeria and beyond on this most auspicious occasion of this year’s Easter, which is a commemoration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
“I am of utmost conviction that whatever is dead in our lives as individuals and a nation will experience resurrection power and come back to life. As Jesus rose above death, we shall rise above all our challenges in this nation.
Noting that Easter reminds us that life is all about what we can sacrifice for others’ comfort and not what we can benefit from it, the clergy urge citizens that in the spirit of this season, to pursue peace, tolerance and love for one another just as Jesus offered His life to reconcile humankind to God.
“This is one of the greatest needs today in our dear country and it requires genuine sacrifice to achieve it. This is because it is in the atmosphere of peace that we would have progress as a nation.”
He also called on the Federal Government to secure the nation for the purposes of safety of lives, property and free movement of people.