Sallah: Let’s avoid another civil war, CAN president tells Nigerians


The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has urged Nigerians to avoid a second civil war in the country, saying no country has ever survived two civil wars.

In its Sallah message to Nigerian, the association’s president, Samson Ayokunle, urged Muslims to imbibe the qualities of piety exemplified by the Prophet Mohammed. 

According to the statement, signed by the Mr.  Ayokunle’s media aide, Bayo Oladeji, the government and people of Nigeria had a responsibility of dousing the tension already created in parts of the country. 

“It is high time that the government at all levels wake up to their responsibilities with a view to reducing the economic hardship and the tension in the land because no country has ever survived two civil wars.

“As faithful Muslims celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim’s obedience to Allah, it is imperative to remind them what the Holy Quran says that: “It is not their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah. It is your piety that reaches Him.

“I urge the Muslim leaders in the country to join hands with us in our vision to have a nation where social justice, equity, peace, unity and progress are her hallmarks.

“It is also imperative to remind them that their piety should go beyond the celebrations in order to compliment the efforts of the government in making the dream of our founding fathers a reality.”

CAN also called on politicians to rise to their responsibility of building the nation and by fulfilling their campaign promises.

“It is needless to remind the political class to fulfil all their promises made during the last electioneering as they are warming up for another general election. Their words should be their bound.

“We are tired of hearing billions and trillions of Naira they are sharing among the three tiers of government in Abuja with little or nothing to show on ground.

 “The time has come when our leaders must be held accountable for our commonwealth under their watch.”

The association also blamed the recent call for restructuring of the nation on what it regarded as the “lopsided nature” of appointments in public offices.


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  • Otile

    Imam Mohamed Buhari is hell bent on inciting youths to fight a war so that he can use the war as a cover up for his absimal incompetence. He knows he has failed. Nonsense

  • Otile

    Imam Mohamed Buhari is hell bent on inciting youths to fight a war so that he can use the war as a cover up for his absimal incompetence. He knows he has failed. Nonsense

    • Lorgne

      The scientist you are, state where specifically he has failed. Scientist do not make unguarded statements.

      • Julius

        Hahahahahaha @The scientist you are ! So the fag is a scientist now ? Has he ever made a guarded statement b4 ? No, his specialty is abusing and insulting the Yorubas, Hausas and muslim on any topic. The magott, like a devil is a liar. Glad you know what he does.

    • Julius

      Shut the hell up. Go and show your solidarity with kanu by standing in the way of the police to prevent him from being arrested, Yellow liver moron like you are cowards !

      • Dazmillion

        Take it easy guy

    • marcos avelino

      Just like Pastor Hitler and Pastor Stalin butchered between themselves six million Jews and another forty million souls. were pounded and burned by bombs These two Christian pastors have the distinction of being the greatest killers in human history ! What do you say about that mr hate monger.

  • Tommy Soto

    The Broda forgot to mention the tricky colonial masters that have mastered the art of divide and conquer for centuries. They quietly do their dirty work behind the scenes, arm both sides of the conflict, then come in and take advantage of a chaotic situation.

  • NwaIgbo

    The Government should listen to sane advice from a seasoned man of God, but for jobless e- rats like Otile, do the honorable thing to neglect such who did not get any home training but because of a small pittance received as a hopeless paid yahoo boy pollutes this forum.