The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the government at all levels to do all they can to stave off another civil war.
The Christian umbrella body pointed out that if tensions are not doused, the country would be plunged into another civil war; a situation it cannot afford.
This is contained in a Sallah message by the group’s president, Samson Ayokunle, as Nigerians and the world celebrated Eid-el-Kabir.
It is high time that the government at all levels wake up to their responsibilities with a view to reducing the economic hardship and the tension in the land because no country has ever survived two civil wars.
As faithful Muslims celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim’s obedience to Allah, it is imperative to remind them what the Holy Quran says that: “It is not their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah. It is your piety that reaches Him.
urge the Muslim leaders in the country to join hands with us in our vision to have a nation where social justice, equity, peace, unity and progress are her hallmarks.
It is also imperative to remind them that their piety should go beyond the celebrations in order to compliment the efforts of the government in making the dream of our founding fathers a reality.