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End The Insecurity In The North – CAN To FG

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called upon the Federal Government to take proactive measures that will end insecurity in Northern Nigeria.

The call was made by the Chairman of the CAN, Northern Nigeria Chapter, Reverend Yakubu Pam, on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in a congratulatory message to mark Nigeria’s Democracy Day.

“As we mark the year’s democracy day, I wish to call on the Federal Government to intensify efforts in ending all forms of insecurity in the northern part of this country.

“Lives were lost, huge resources and property worth billions had gone down the drain because of insecurity and government must be proactive to change the narrative,” Rev. Yakubu said.

The cleric commended some of the efforts put in place by the government to address the worsening cases of banditry and insurgency in the North but urged the federal government to add concerted efforts especially in Zamfara, Katsina, Borno, Taraba, Benue, Plateau and Adamawa States.

Rev. Yakubu congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for the achievements he had so far made, leading the country to the path of growth and development, but called upon leaders, particularly those on the positions of power, to put public interests on their minds.

“Leaders must always put the interest of their people against parochial and self-interest. This is the guiding principles that will deepen and strengthen our democratic values,” he said.

The Chairman of the CAN also call Nigerians to be peace-loving. He called Jukuns and Tivs of Taraba State to eschew violence, cultivate the spirit of love and embrace peace for the development of their communities.

The clergyman appealed to the two ethnic groups to give heed to the advice of CAN and other stakeholders in resolving their differences and tolerating each other.

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