THE Zonal and State Chairmen of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have been directed by the Christian group’s national executive to submit the names of public institutions which still practice discriminatory policies against Christians in their domains.
CAN also announced that it would soon go public with its claim against some public tertiary institutions which are preventing Christians from erecting prayer chapels like their Muslim counterparts.
General Secretary of CAN, Joseph Daramola, in the directive obtained by journalists in Abuja on Friday, said that although the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, had requested all Governing Councils of Federal Government tertiary institutions to, without delay, ensure that Christians have space to build chapels where they will worship unmolested, the ministerial directive have not been fully adhered to in parts of the country.
The statement read;
“I have been directed to write to all Zonal and State Chairmen of the Association to kindly submit all names of public institutions in their states, on or before August 19, 2022, where Christians are being prevented from having a chapel, a place where they can gather to pray or worship during the weekdays and Sundays.
“The CAN’s Headquarters is about to take a stand on the discriminatory policy.
“May God continue to bless your areas of leadership. Accept our esteemed regards as we await your swift response.”