The Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN), has renewed the hope of Nigerians for a better country that will give them equal chance and opportunity irrespective of ethnic, religious, political and other differences.
This is according to CAN President, Dr. Samson Ayokunle Olasupo, in his Independence Day message, yesterday.
CAN said that even though the country is faced with severe socioeconomic challenges worsened by rising insecurity caused by bad policies and misgovernance, there are reasons to be grateful to God for the past 61 years of the corporate existence of the country.
Olasupo reminded political leaders of the need to retrace their steps and position Nigeria on the path of growth and development.
He observed that experiences in Nigeria is fast becoming the case in Israel and Judah during the periods of their captivity.
The CAN president, speaking of the 2023 general elections, suggested that no ‘wicked’ leader should be voted into power no matter how wealthy and powerful he or she may be.
He commended the military for the upper hand they have used over the insurgents and criminals tagged as bandits, wicked herdsmen murdering and sacking communities, etc.
He also encouraged law enforcement agents not to give criminals breathing space for the battle against insecurity to be won and Nigeria is safe.