Minister tasks CAN on national unity

Rahila Lassa, Abuja


Nigeria’s Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator, George Akume has described Nigeria as a gifted nation with abundance of natural and human resources.

Senator Akuma made the remarks when a delegation from Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, led by the President, Dr Supo Ayokunle, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.

He said it is the collective responsibility of every Nigerian to maintain peace for the unity of the nation.

The Minister also caution Nigerians against hate speech noting that as patriotic citizens, Nigerians must learn to speak as one people and one nation.

Immense benefit
He noted with deep optimism that Nigeria’s huge diversity, if exploited appropriately, could be of immense benefit to the country.

“Mr President, everyone has the duty to preserve the territorial integrity of this nation and to maintain its unity,” he said.

According to him, CAN, is an association established to encourage growth and the glory of God among churches as well as promoting understanding among people of different faiths across the nation and globe.

“These responsibilities are enormous and they require a man who is gifted, a man who is called by Almighty to lead, to handle these responsibilities,” the Minister said.

Senator Akume described the CAN President as a man of integrity.

The leader of the delegation, Dr Ayokunle said the delegation was in there to congratulate the Minister on his appointment and to pray for him.

“I have no doubt that your sterling leadership qualities, your simplicity and humane dispositions together with your commitment to national development are the qualities that earn you the appointment,” Dr Ayokunle said.

The CAN President also called on all Nigerians saddled with leadership positions to discharge their duties in fairness and fear of God.


Sammie Idika