The resolution was made at the 60th general council meeting of the church.
The 60th general council meeting of the Evangelical Church Winning All [ECWA] has frowned at those calling for amnesty for the Boko Haram sect, saying the group is faceless and does not deserve pardon.
ECWA President, Jeremiah Gado, made the church’s position known Friday in Jos while reading the communiqué for the 60thgeneral council meeting held at the ECWA headquarters in Jos. The resolution of the meeting was focused particularly on northern elders who seem to be at the forefront of those agitating for amnesty for the terrorist group.
“That council reaffirms her support for the earlier position of President Goodluck Jonathan not to grant amnesty to ‘ghosts’ and advises him not to succumb to pressure from any group,” it read. The group added that “the self-appointed north elders sign an undertaking guaranteeing cessation of hostilities on behalf of Boko Haram or desist from their pursuit of amnesty program for Boko Haram.”
The general council meeting also demanded for full compensations from government for burnt churches and other property destroyed by Boko Haram sect.
“That compensation from the Federal, State and Local Governments is paid to all churches and businesses belonging to Christians that were destroyed in the wake of the post-election violence and the Boko Haram insurgency without further delay,” it said.
The statement said the ECWA church was happy with the position of the National Assembly on same sex marriage.
“Council is in complete agreement with the national Assembly and salutes the courage of our elected representatives for saying ‘No’ to the agitations for same sex marriage in spite of obvious provocations from creditor and donor nations that has resulted in international blackmail,” it said.
Finally, the communiqué demanded that equal treatment be accorded to Christians similar to almajiri schools.
“That council reiterate its earlier position that the funding of the almajiri education which in actual sense is Islamic religion education, without a corresponding funding for Christian mission schools is tantamount to misappropriation and misapplication of tax payers money which ECWA finds unacceptable, as we are aware that forty completed almajiri schools built by the Federal Government are awaiting handing over to the Universal Basic Education Commission.”
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