The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said that its leadership will soon make its position public on the allegation that some public tertiary institutions are preventing Christians from erecting chapels like their Muslim counterparts.
In a letter on Friday signed by the General Secretary of CAN, Barr. Joseph Daramola, the organisation directed all its zonal and state chairmen to submit the names of public institutions running discriminatory policies against Christians in their domains.
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According to him, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, had requested all governing councils of federal government institutions of higher learning to, without delay, ensure that Christians have space to build chapels where they will worship unmolested.
He said that the ministerial directive has not been fully adhered to in some parts of the country.
“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 19th August 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,” the letter reads in parts.
He also said that the national leadership of CAN assured Nigerians of its commitment to work peacefully with all stakeholders to ensure that every religious group enjoys equality in the safety and accessibility of spaces allocated to them by relevant authorities.