Buhari, CAN leaders in closed-door meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari (7th l) Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (6th l) with Christian Leaders led by the President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Rev Sampson Ayokunle (7th r) after their meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Friday (10/11/17) 06007/10/11/2017/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met with members and leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) at the presidential villa, Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting was attended by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, and Head of Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita.

The meeting, being held behind closed doors at the council chamber of Aso Rock, was also attended by ministers, while the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, was represented by the permanent secretary, Ecological Fund Office, Habiba Lawal.

The president is also expected to meet with representatives of the Muslim community in Nigeria at same venue by 2 p.m. (NAN)


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  • Dan Arewa

    At last PMB meet one of his enemies that happen to be PDPig Christian Wing party code name “CANs Of Worms” in closed door. I hope he will warn them to stay clear from partisan politics.

    • suleiman

      Dan Arewa, would you say same when he meets with the Muslim leaders at the latter date? Can you deny that Sultan Saad Abubakar is not the head of the Muslim wing of the APC? Can you even deny that he is not a member of the APC? Be careful what you wish for and say of others, for it might come around to bite you. Shame on you for disparaging Christians. This is the problem when ignorant people like you try to introduce religion into politics. Both Muslims and Christians have equal rights and stakes in the country called Nigeria. Or are you trying to say that President Buhari is only a Muslim President? And by the way who were the main benefactors of the GEJ regime?
      Muslims or Christians? Check the records of who and who held the most strategic positions in the Jonathan government. Christians did not stopped the insertion of Sharia law in our constitution when they could have! In fact to tell you the truth, it was the Christians that gave Muslims the sharia law in the 1979 Constitution. For your information, when Shehu Shagari, who was later to become president led the Muslim members of the 1978 Constituent Assembly to walk out, the Christians had the opportunity to expunge the clause and deny Muslims the Sharia law, but they didn’t. But thanks to a good friend of mine, the late Dr. Christopher Abashiya, a Christian who appealed to the Christian members to insert the shari’a clause in order to bring peace to Nigeria. Otherwise Muslims wouldn’t be talking about Shari’a today as being part of our constitution. Christians have always fought for the peace and unity of this country and have always allowed the Muslims to exercise their rights to practice Islam according to the Quran even if this was at their peril. So please stop speaking about what you don’t know.

      • Dan Arewa

        All these long English u don make will never exonerate CAN as an enemy of APC and more especially Baba Buhari.
        Have you forgotten how they endorsed GEJ and call for the boycott of APC in 2014??? More recently is the support of Fayose PDPig for 2019 Presidency.

        On Sultan Abubakar, please I want you to tell me where you ever heard when the Sultanate endorsed one single candidate in Nigerian history. It has never play the game of politics.

        From my comment, I never disparage Christian. They are Christians in both parties.
        CAN should suppose to be about Christanity only. But it should never align themself to any party.

    • Charles

      your comment stinks and i think, you also stinks.

    • Solomon Brown

      I hope when he meets with the moslem leaders at the same venue, he warns them about toning down that Wahhabi rhetoric that goes on in mosques across the country?

  • oyoko

    At last! they have gotten attention, they badly needed. But know that this one will not part with any money.

  • realist

    Subtle campaign mode. What do you expect 2019 is around the conner, arrogance talks would now pace way for persuasion.