Shame of a Nation: CAN President tackles FG over Lokoja-Abuja road

Shame of a Nation: CAN President tackles FG over Lokoja-Abuja road

President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Dr Samson Ayokunle has slammed the federal government for its inability to complete the over 200kms Abuja-Lokoja highway that has been under construction since 15 years ago, saying that it’s a shame of the nation.

Dr Ayokunle disclosed this in Lokoja on Monday at the official inauguration of government House chapel for Christian worshippers built by the present administration under the tutelage of Alhaji Yahaya Bello.

He said the lukewarm attitude towards the construction of Abuja -Lokoja highway remains a sore thumb in the life of various leaderships at the federal level, stressing that until the nation leaders imbibe the spirit of sincerity and fear of God,the country may not receive the desired change.

“Lokoja-Abuja highway is a shame of the country. Do something and remove this shame, 15 years constructing a 200kms road is a shame”, he expressed.

He said Nigeria is a complex nation with different ethnic, religious and socio-cultural background , adding that with its endowed human and materials resources, if properly harnessed together, the country would join comity of great states, and dust off the present hardships that has bedevilled the nation.

He said a society devoid of justice ,oppression will take the centre stage, noting that for the country to be great ,it’s need justice, fairness and mutual respect for one and another in all segment of the divide in the society.

The CAN president who said the present generation of people in the country are sophisticatedly educated hinted that it’s no longer easy to use old trick to deceive people and get away with it.

“While practicing democracy,let us use our native wisdom. Where you are included, you sees government as your own , and where you are excluded , you agitate to right the wrongs.we need justice, fairness and mutual respect in Nigeria”, he said.

In his remarks, Governor Yahaya Bello who was represented by his deputy, Chief Edward Onoja said he thanked God for giving them the wisdom and strength to construct a chapel for Christian denomination in the state in the seat of government.

He stressed that the adherents of various religion, particularly, Moslem, Christian and traditional worshippers are abound in every family setting in the state, saying that when people are dissatisfied with certain policy in the society, it beholds on the leadership to take bold move and rectify the situation.

“That is what the present administration of Yahaya Bello has done, by constructing goverment house chapel for Christian denomination”, he said.

He added that people should not allow their grievances to degenerate to violence,but take the part of dialogue to resolve issues to the benefits all.

The occasion attracted tradditional rulers, political appointees, lawmakers and different Christian denominations.

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