|Anthony Sanni, ACF publicity sec|
The Arewa Consultative Forum yesterday described as ridiculous the statement made by President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, denying the recent submission made by the government of the United States where it identified illiteracy and poverty as the major causes of security challenges facing the north.
In a statement issued in Kaduna by the National Publicity Secretary of the Forum, Anthony NZ Sani, the ACF said Oritsejafor, as a leader of a reputable organisation, needs to be careful with his utterances.
“This position of the current leadership of CAN is most ridiculous as it is polarising, especially when regard is paid to the fact that northern leaders never missed the opportunity to condemn the senseless killings of innocent people for whatever reason, let alone in the name of God,” the statement said.
According to Sani, “while not holding brief for the US government, ACF does not believe it is proper for the current leadership of CAN to be curt and dismissive of any information and suggestions on the security challenges from any quarters, let alone from a super power of different faith from the sect. All information and suggestions should be properly considered without any bias.”
Written by Isa Sa’idu, Kaduna