CAN dissociates self from NCPC peace summit in Southern Kaduna


By ldibia Gabriel

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Kaduna State chapter has disassociated itself from a peace summit organized by Friends of Southern Kaduna, in collaboration with the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC).

Earlier, the summit meant to bring stakeholders together to stop the conflict in Southern Kaduna was boycotted by the Southern Kaduna Christians Leaders and Southern Kaduna people’s union, SOKAPU.

CAN said it would not be part of a fake peace process, even as it questioned the sincerity of the persons behind it.

In a statement signed by Kaduna CAN General Secretary, Rev. Dr. Sunday Ibrahim, the association said: “We find this invitation and the proposed summit improperly organized.

CAN Kaduna State has been involved and is still involved in working for a long lasting peace in Southern Kaduna and Kaduna State as a whole in partnership with genuine, purpose driven, and sincere stakeholders in peace building and we are open to such partnership always.”

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It added: “However, we will not allow conflict entrepreneurs to use our situation for self-enrichment.

We will not be a part of a fake peace process. CAN and JNI remain the recognized authorities representing the Christian and Muslim religions respectively; hence, they are the only legitimate authorities to partner with for any peace process and other matters relating to religion in Nigeria as a whole.”

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