CAN Responds to Jubril Aminu’s Call For the Banning of Christian Association of Nigeria
By Rev. Yunusa Nmadu Jnr. Secretary, Kaduna State Chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
Professor Jibril Aminu: By Their Fruits You Shall Know Them Gentlemen of the press, and other members of CAN present here, I greet you all in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Ordinarily, we will not have spoken, preferring to believe that Professor Jibril Aminu was quoted out of context going by the reports being carried in the media credited to him, in which he called for the proscription of Christian Association of Nigeria CAN as a Christian umbrella association.
By not countering or issuing a rebuttal, he has clearly shown that he indeed said so. Jubril Aminu has finally given word to his long term anti-Christian hidden agenda, and also his outright hatred of Christians and our faith, and also all that concerned us. Let us explain. We received the invitation to the Peace and Unity Conference of the Arewa Consultative Forum, with expectation that we will contribute in finding solutions to the problems bedeviling the North and also the lingering ethno-religious crises rocking the region, but on getting there, we received the greatest shock when Jibril Aminu, who was born in 1939, in his presentation ended up denigrating Christians, insulting and casting aspersion on Christians as trouble makers, and those responsible for the woes facing Nigeria whose umbrella organization Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) ought to be proscribed.
He went further and threatened that if his call for the proscription of CAN is not effected a new group like Muslim Association of Nigeria (MAN) he propounded will emerge. While still at the conference and on realizing that he has abused the sensibilities of Christians, he shamelessly advocated for peace and harmonious relationship between Muslims and Christians, but then the cat has already been let out of the bag and he has clearly showed and proved that he is an Anti-Christ and a bigot who speaks in a manner unbecoming of reasonable and elderly statesman.
He has also proved to Christians that the Peace Conference was just conceived, as a mere talk shop and a gathering for abusing our religion (Christianity) and calling for our gradual extinction as Christians believing in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, the Son of God. He is not in position in any way to suggest that Christians are the trouble makers in Nigeria.
Jesus said in Matthew 7:16 that “by their fruits you shall know them”. Nigerians know where the violence in Northern Nigeria is coming from and it is certainly not from those who follow the Prince of peace.