Yemi Adedeji, Abuja
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to reorganise the security agencies in the country as a way to finding a lasting solution to the menace of insecurity challenges occasioned by the incessant killings in the country.
The Christian umbrella body at its last NEC Meeting held in Abuja commiserated with the victims and the bereaved of all the killings going on in the country especially in Benue, Taraba, Adamawa and Zamfara states by the terrorists, the herdsmen and the bandits.
Adebayo Oladeji, Special Assistant on Media and Communications to Samson Olasupo, CAN President said among the resolutions made at the NEC meeting include the following;
“That CAN identifies with the victims of the on-going killings by the herdsmen terrorists in the Northcentral, the Boko haram terrorists in some states in the Northeast and the bandits in Zamfara State.
“That CAN frowns at the failure of the security agencies to prevent those criminals before they strike as expected of them;
” That CAN reiterates its opposition to the composition of the National Security Council which skewed in favour of one religion and a part of the country. Ours is a multi-ethnic and multi- religious state and we call on President Muhammadu Buhari to respect the Federal Character Commission Act in all his appointments and policies;
“That we call on President Buhari to reorganise the entire security agencies with a view to injecting new officers with new visions and ideas that can restore sanity to all the trouble spots in the country.
” That every Christian that is of voting age should register for the forth coming general election;
“That the Independence National Electoral Commission (INEC) should stop the underage registration that characterises the ongoing registration of voters in some parts of the country;
“That CAN frowns at the deliberate attempts being made to discourage people from participating in the registration exercise by the INEC officials in some states of the Federation;
“That CAN appeals to its members not to be intimidated or discouraged by the frustration associated with the registration exercise but to ensure that they all secure their Permanent Voters Card (PVC).
“We urge our members to participate in the political process in the country as the need arises with a view to having the right people at the right places of governance.”
Oladeji said those in attendance included but not limited to the CAN President, the Vice President, Elder Prof Joseph Otubu, the General Secretary, Rev Dr Musa Asake, Assistant General Secretary, Barrister Joseph Daramola, Treasurer, Bishop Anthony Anyiador, the Legal Director, Barr Samuel Kwankur, the Youth Director, Elder Biodun Sayanolu, among others.