The Christain Association of Nigeria, CAN wants religious Leaders to strengthen inter-religious dialogue for lasting peace and solutions to the challenges in the country.
CAN President, Reverend Samson Ayokunle made the call at a public lecture to mark the 45th Anniversary of the Association in Abuja.
Reverend Ayokunle who identified regular inter-religious dialogue as a means for resolving Ethno religious crisis called on religious leaders to educate their followers on the importance of peace to national development.
While calling for political regeneration and review of the nation’s Electoral System, Reverend Ayokunle appealed to political leaders to place national interest above personal ambition.
The CAN President noted that the association would not relent in reminding the citizens and Government of their responsibilities to nation-building.
The former Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara stressed the need for Christians to fully participate in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration to enable them participate in the 2023 general election.
He reminded the Church on the need to always pray for leaders and the country at large.
Mr. Dogara emphasized the need for religious leaders to promote religious tolerance and complement Government’s efforts at ensuring peace, unity, and development.
The Guest Speaker, Professor Vincent Anigbogu advised the Church not to relent and be part of solutions to the challenges facing the country.
Professor Anigbogu however urged the Church to strengthen its corporate Social Responsibility to assist Government in tackling poverty and social vices in the country.
The Theme of the Anniversary is the Church and the Doctrine of Regeneration in the Transformation of Nigeria.