By Sam Eyoboka and Caleb Ayansina
Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), yesterday, called on government at all levels and the governed to work harmoniously in addressing the economic hardship occasioned by recession and the attendant problems.
The President of CAN, Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, who rejoiced with Muslims as they celebrated Eid-el-Kabir, prayed for the unity of the country.
The Christian body said the lopsidedness in the country compelled citizens to agitate secession, calling for the situation to be addressed for the sake of unity and progress of Nigeria.
In a statement signed by his Special Assistant (Media and Communications), Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, in Abuja, the CAN President urged all and sundry to douse the tension in the land, because no country has ever survived two civil wars.
“CAN also rejoices with the First Family and the Federal Government for the restoration of the health of President Muhammadu Buhari, as we charge the government to reduce the cost of living that has reached alarming level”, the statement said.
“It is high time when the government at all levels must 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.
“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”.s