By Daud Olatunji
ABEOKUTA— Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in the South West region, has joined the trending call for restructuring in Nigeria.
The Chairman of South West CAN, Arch Bishop Magnus Atilade, said the change the association desired is restructuring.
The South West CAN leader stated this at the inauguration of officers of the Ogun state chapter in Abeokuta.
In his words; “The word change has been misused, we all want change but the change we want is restructuring. That is what is on the lips of every good Nigerian. I am saying this, as the representative of Christians in the Yorubaland.
“We are also not pleased with one sect of religious group being the leadership of all the forces of coercion in the country. We are not against anybody but having all forces in the hands of a religious group is not acceptable. Christians should no longer hold a second place.
While praying for the officers Atilade also encouraged them to represent ‘Christians well and lift Christianity to enviable heights.’
The inaugurated officers were Bishop Tunde Akin-Akinsanya as chairman, Rt. Rev. S.G Kuponu as Vice, Rev. Stephen Adeyemi as secretary to be assisted by Rev. Leke Sopein. Rev. Segun Awolude, Rev. Moses Olayefa, Rev. Fr. Clement Ashade and Elder Binfat were inaugurated as financial secretary, Auditor, Treasure and legal adviser respectively among others.
The daughter of late Sage Awolowo, Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosunmu was also decorated as Asiwaju Obinrin Onigbagbo in Ogun state.
Meanwhile, Ogun state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun on Monday expressed concern over social vices found in religious places.