CAN has sent a message to the Nigerian government over coronavirus
Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has charged the government at all levels to apply transparency and inclusiveness in identifying the poor.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the CAN president, Reverend Samson Ayokunle, who said this in an Easter message, commended the states and federal government for confronting the coronavirus pandemic.
We gathered that he said it might not be possible for the government to reach out to all the poor in the country, adding that the equal selection of the poor per state with the balance in religious persuasion is necessary.
The statement: “We commend greatly both the federal and state governments for rising up strongly to confront the evil called coronavirus pandemic. We urge them not to deter in confronting it headlong until we kick out the evil from our nation completely.
“We further urge the governments to be transparent and inclusive of all regions and religious persuasions in the identification of the poor to which pandemic relief materials and payments are being made available. President Muhammadu Buhari and the CAN president, Reverend Samson Ayokunle.
“Even after the government has explained the mode by which they identified the beneficiaries, many Nigerians, including the National Assembly’s members are still really not convinced that the poor around us are the beneficiaries. “We know the government cannot touch every poor in the society for lack of enough resources, but the equal selection of the poor per state with the balance in religious persuasions would have done better justice.
We shall continue to pray for the government to make right and inclusive decisions always for our general good.” ASUU sends powerful message to FG over coronavirus lockdown Reverend Ayokunle further charged Christians not to allow Coronavirus to deter them from expressing joy over the resurrection of Christ.
“The coronavirus disruptions of human activities, however, cannot deter us from our joy and victory over all evils which Christ’s unique resurrection from the dead has brought to us. The period of the arrest, the trial, the sufferings of Christ and his eventual crucifixion and burial were not only periods of pains and gloom to the Lord himself but much more to his followers.
“Beloved and fellow Nigerians, we shall see the end of all evils challenging us in the name of Jesus including COVID-19. A writer has said ‘Tough times never last but tough people do.’ Even at this time, those who know their God shall wax strong and do exploits,” the message noted.