Niger CAN alleges marginalisation of Christians

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By Wole Mosadomi

Minna—The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Niger State chapter, has cried out to the state government over what it described as maginalisation of Christians in the running of the state and called for immediate reversal for the sake of equity and fair play.

CAN President, Dr Samson Ayokunle

Addressing journalists at the CAN Secretariat, Minna, yesterday, the sate Chairman, Rev. Matthias Echioda, called on Governor Abubakar Bello to honour his campaign promises to Christians.

Top on the demands by CAN to the governor before his election were appointment of Christians among the governor’s principal officers, increasing the numbers of Christians in his cabinet, restoration of Christian Religion Studies, CRS, to all public schools in the state, employment of CRS teachers in all the state’s public schools, among others.

Dr. Echioda said despite persistent demands to restore the teaching of CRS in all public schools in the state, as promised by previous administrations, it had not come to fruition, while Islamic Education is going on in all public schools across the state.

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