Connect with us

General news

CAN President preaches tolerance, mutual respect for national cohesion



CAN President preaches tolerance, mutual respect for national cohesion

Rev. Supo  Ayokunle, National President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called for tolerance, love and mutual respect for each other’s belief to facilitate national growth and development.

He made the call during a courtesy visit on the Emir of Zazzau, Dr Shehu Idris in his palace in Zaria, Kaduna State on Tuesday.

Nigeria News Agency reports that the CAN President was in Zaria in continuation of his nationwide tour of states.

Ayokunle said the call became necessary in view of the fact that tolerance, accommodation as well as respect for each other’s religion are critical elements that would facilitate rapid development.

“Therefore, we must unite to make Nigeria great, we must also cooperate to be able to understand ourselves, be our brothers keepers, love and respect one another.”

He expressed optimism that in spite of  some security challenges bedeviling the country, Nigeria would not disintegrate, instead it would certainly grow to prosperity.

Ayokunle, who is also the Nigerian Baptist Conversation President said: “in spite of the security challenges in the country, Traditional Rulers are effectively discharging their duties of ensuring peaceful coexistence amongst their subjects.

“I must therefore commend His Royal Highness for his sterling leadership qualities which culminated into a peaceful atmosphere in Zazzau, Kaduna State and Nigeria.”

He observed that Zazzau had been progressively recording success despite the presence of different kind of people from different tribes across Nigeria.

The peaceful environment according to him, may not be unconnected to the mutual respect of the Emir for everyone regardless of religious, tribal and regional inclination.

Speaking on the issue of a Mosque that was demolished in Rivers State, the President said quick intervention of Nigerian Inter Religious Council had brought the misunderstanding under control.

Similarly, he said, the issue of Church demolition in Sabongari, Zaria was stepped down when the state leadership of CAN met with Kaduna State Government.

Responding, the Emir appreciated the CAN President for the visit and urged him to sustain the tempo, assuring that his doors were always opened.

He assured that as traditional rulers they would never relent in preaching peace and encouraging people to embrace peaceful coexistence.

edited by Sadiya Hamza

Mohammed Lawal: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]

Kwara schools reopen, comply with COVID-19 protocols No plan to absorb repentant Boko Haram fighters into military – Presidency NSE, DICON collaborate to propel Nigeria’s technological advancement Delta Govt. to partner private sector in fight against COVID-19 pandemic — Okowa Stakeholders embark on NCDs research among People Living with HIV CUPP urges respect for protesters’ rights Mass sack: Pilots, engineers threaten to withdraw services NIRSAL empowers 475 female cassava farmers, 2,872 farmers in south south Sell petrol at old rate until PPPRA gives directive, IPMAN tells members Delta commissioner honoured for fighting against COVID-19 COVID-19: PTF submits interim report, calls for massive search for infected persons NCC revises determination on Unstructured Supplementary Service Data pricing  FG open to development, distribution of COVID-19 vaccine—Osinbajo Kwara Govt tasks principals on compliance with COVID-19 guidelines 8,323 Anambra indigenes to benefit from FG cash transfer programme-DG COVID-19: CACOVID donates food items to Yobe govt. Ogbomoso community commends Buhari for honouring late premier NEPZA mulls incentives, loans for enterprises in Free Trade Zones Bauchi Emir reinstates Bello Kirfi as Waziri of Bauchi Police arrest 45 suspects for various offences in Borno Dubai Tourism didn’t ban Nigerians from UAE- Official Coalition decries attack on Gov. Zulum’s convoy IPMAN directs members to sell petrol at N150 per litre in Kano Senate urges states to partner NBTI for job creation FUTA suspends student who allegedly hacked Premium Times website Bale left out of Real Madrid squad to face Man City Arsenal to sack 55 staff as COVID-19 hits revenues Air Chief says NAF expecting 12 additional aircrafts  APC confirms death of A’Ibom state chairman  Lagos State Governor’s Quiz Competition for Aug. 7 Student’s death: FG seals Ibadan factory E-mail marketing: Netcore Solutions highlights key metrics brands should track Troops raid pirates, militants camp, kill 6 in Bayelsa Obi sworn in to replace late Asari-Toru council boss in Rivers COVID-19: Ekiti distributes 60,000 food packs to vulnerable persons Oyo Govt. approves N59.7 million as takeoff grants for Amotekun operations FG must intervene to reduce risky sexual behaviour among adolescents-Researchers NRC unveils over 700 bidders’ pre-qualification documents Banditry: We won’t allow security challenges to escalate, says Gov. Masari COVID-19: Forum urges FG to reposition technology sector New INEC Admin Sec. assumes duty in Ilorin Blueprint publisher urges youths to embrace education, entrepreneurship COVID-19: FCTA releases protesters COVID-19: WHO deploys health experts to South Africa Obey COVID-19 guidelines, INEC tells voters, stakeholders NSE: Investors staked N3.89bn on 383.3m shares in bullish trading Gov. Matawalle directs provision of relief materials to Zurmi flood victims Presidency: God will decide my political future — Gov. Umahi Kogi proactive in dealing with COVID-19, says Commissioner COVID-19 cases in Africa close to 1m —- WHO