Insecurity/Kidnapping: We will continue to talk until we get what we want – CAN President

 Insecurity/Kidnapping: We will continue to talk until we get what we want – CAN President

The President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Dr. Supo Ayokunle has said the Christian body and Nigerians at large will not stop talking until there is a solution to the security challenges in the country.

Ayokunle who doubles as the President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention said this on Sunday while addressing the Baptist congregation at the 104th Convention-in-session in Lagos.

The CAN President spoke while commenting on the spate of insecurity and killings in the country alongside the government’s effort in combating this ill.

He acknowledged the efforts of the Nigerian government on security in the country but maintained that the efforts aren’t yielding desired results.

He said these in the presence of the Vice President, Yemi Osibajo who was a guest at the Baptist Convention.

Ayokunle said, “If you ask the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osibajo, he will be looking forward to when his tenure will finish because when they read news and receive security reports daily, despite all their efforts, it will look like they are not doing anything. And yet, people like me will still come out to say that this government is not doing anything.

“It is not as if they are not doing anything, we are not seeing the desired result of their efforts. We will continue to talk; we will continue to say that they are not doing anything until we get what we want.”

Speaking further, Ayokunle advised that the Nigerian government should start planning on who will succeed them when they leave office in 2023.

“The Nigerian government should have started a succession plan by latest the third quarter of 2021. I don’t know about the constitution and legal frame work for that but my desire is that the transmission will be smooth,” the clergy added.

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