- The general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Enoch Adeboye, says he supports the position of Christian Association of Nigeria on Ruga settlement scheme
- The Christian body had called on the federal government to jettison the planned Ruga scheme
- Pastor Adeboye says whatever CAN president Samson Ayokunle says is the final
The general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Enoch Adeboye, has supported the call made by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), urging the federal government to jettison the planned Ruga settlement scheme.
The christian body had said it was opposed to the implementation of the programme anywhere in Nigeria.
The president of CAN, Samson Ayokunle, had said: “We, the Christian body call on the federal government to immediately suspend and abrogate the RUGA settlement programme."
Reacting to the Christian body's opposition to Ruga settlement anywhere in Nigeria, Adeboye said whatever the president of CAN says is final.
He said: “CAN must do everything possible to let the world know that CAN is one. Whatever the CAN president says is the final."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari was urged by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to ban the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN).
Speaking in Lagos on Saturday, August 31, at a summit, CAN president, Samson Ayokunle, alleged that MACBAN is instrumental to some of the attacks carried out by suspected herdsmen in Nigeria.
In his statement during the summit, Ayokunle said that the menace of insecurity is becoming unbearable to everyone in the country, even for security agencies.
The association's president therefore appealed to President Buhari to renounce his membership of MACBAN and ban the group immediately.
He said: “Anything that smacks of mutual suspicion should be avoided in the interest of national unity. The federal government should immediately disarm and prosecute the Fulani herdsmen terrorists that have been recorded as one of the deadliest terrorists groups in the world.
“The group of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association which openly supported the activities of the murderous Fulani herdsmen be identified and banned immediately.
“President Buhari should suspend his membership and patronage of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association until he leaves office to reduce tension."
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