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Christians have no choice but to transform CAN into an established Organization for the promotion and protection of Christianity in Nigeria in the face of the threat of Islamism otherwise known as – Political Islam, which has no single creed or political manifesto but certain common beliefs such as that (1) Nigerian Society should be reconstructed in line with the Religious principles and ideals of Islam.

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press,

A few weeks ago, the National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) issued a statement titled THE NEED TO PRESERVE THE PEACE AND UNITY OF NIGERIA. Of concern to the Christian Elders is the deteriorating state of national security, the free fall state of the economy, the inflammation of religious tension through the misappropriation of state powers, a worrisome foreign policy that is evidently skewed in favor of Islamization, as well as the increasing impunity of the Fulani herdsmen, amongst many other issues.

I have attached some very controversial portions of the curriculum as it relates to religion. It is rather unfortunate that this curriculum was approved by President Goodluck Jonathan's Administration who is supposed to be a Christian from the South South when Prof Mrs Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa'i was Minister of Education.

In view of the various challenges confronting the Church in particular, and the nation in general, it was deemed expedient that Christian Elders, nationwide, should be summoned to give counsel and direction in this crucial season.

The National Christian Elders Forum was inaugurated on 15th January, 2015 by the President of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, and it held a two-day Retreat in Abuja on 5th and 6th February. All the Christian blocs in Nigeria were represented at the Retreat.

At the end of the Retreat, the Elders Forum released the Communiqué below.

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, …” 2 Chro. 7: 14

In view of the various challenges facing both the nation and the Nigerian church, the National Executive Council of the Christian Association of Nigeria, led by the President of CAN, on Monday 29th September, 2014, called on all Christians in Nigeria to observe 3-day prayer and fasting both for the nation and for the church. All Christian assemblies are encouraged to ensure that they participate. The only sure defense of the church in these troublous times is Jehovah.

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), on Monday 29th September, 2014, passed a resolution that Christians in Nigeria should observe 3 days of fasting and prayer for the church and for the nation from Friday 17th – Sunday 19th October.