Dons Seek Proscription of Religious Associations
A lecturer with the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) and cleric, Reverend Father Gabriel Terwase Ngbea, has charged the Federal Government to proscribe the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Jamaatul Nasril Islam (JNI).
Ngbea’s position was corroborated by the Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Jos, Prof Dakas C.J. Dakas during the public presentation of his book titled: Constitutional Misconception of Secularism and Implications for Politics and Religion in Nigeria at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua centre, Abuja.
Dakas, who is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), while reviewing the book, said both religious bodies have done more harm than good to the country by pursuing various political interests and instigating crisis in the polity.
Meanwhile, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has condemned growing division in the country, saying Nigeria’s unity has been under serious threat, as the people have been polarised along sectional divides.It said the only thing Nigerians could do as people was to intercede for divine intervention in the country and directed all Churches in the country to dedicate next Sunday as a ‘Day of Prayers for the nation.
It is widely believed that the country has not been this divided since the civil war and it is high time we asked God to deliver Nigeria from all the threats that could throw us into another senseless war.