The president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Samson Ayokunle has urged the Federal Government of Nigeria to show more dedication to the protection of lives and properties of Nigerians.
Rev.Samson Ayokunle, who was represented by Joseph Daramola, the Acting General Secretary of CAN, explained that the nation comprises of individuals highly sincere in turning things around for the better. He further explained that the government has got all the equipment needed to secure the lives and property of Nigerians adding that the government should be serious and committed to security issues.
Rev. Ayokunle spoke at the seventh UFUK dialogue on peace and award ceremony at the weekend in Abuja, urging both Christians and Muslims to embrace peace.
Also present at the ceremony was Mrs. Pauline Tallen, one-time minister of state science and technology. she urged security agencies to be fair and sincere in tackling the menace, calling on both religions to live at peace with one another. Mrs. Tallen also prayed to god to give president Muhammad Buhari good health, long life and wisdom to move Nigeria forward, stating;
”My advice to the security agency is for them to be fair and sincere in tackling the security situation in Nigeria because it is most unfortunate that innocent lives are taken”, Tallen stated
Also, speaking was UFUK Dialogue president Kamil Kamanci who said that the organization will always stand by societal peace, love, respect, and compassion in support of human dignity and the greater good.
According to Kamil, ”UFUK Dialogue also organizes conferences with the theme; ”countering violent extremism through love and tolerance which brings people of different faiths and ethnic backgrounds around”.
Awards at the ceremony were conferred to the first lady Aisha; Rev. Ayokunle, Fatwa committee chairman; Shaikh Saleh Alhussaini and Veritas university Vice-Chancellor; Prof. Ibrahim Muhammed Ahmad as well as many other dignitaries presents.