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CAN urges Fed Govt to reverse petrol, electrical energy costs

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday lent its voice to the calls on the Federal Authorities to reverse the hikes in electricity and petrol prices.

It mentioned the will increase had additional aggravated the hardship amongst Nigerians.

CAN President Samson Ayokunle said this in the course of the fourth quarterly meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) with the theme: Questioning for peace within the challenges of insecurity and COVID-19, held in Abuja.

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Ayokunle, who additionally admitted backing the #EndSARS protest, mentioned: “That (hike) shouldn’t be what we sent them to do for us. The choice, evidently, has added to our pains and they need to reverse it as rapidly as doable.”

The CAN president cautioned Nigerians against interpreting the protest from ethnic or religious angles, saying doing so might be deceptive and insincere.

He added: “As a man of God, I by no means noticed the #EndSARS protest coming. Maybe I’m far from God. It got here to us all unawares. Initially, I believed that the protest was organised by dangerous boys within the society, however after I started to see and skim tales of police brutality, I was surprised and supported their actions.

“However attributing the actions of the indignant youths to a particular faith or ethnic group is insincere and unsafe. No non secular group was exempted from the protest. The motion was spontaneous that it can’t be attributed to any religion or ethnic group…”

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