Reverend Samson Ayokunle, President of CAN Photo: Leadership

CAN to Government: Reverse increases in petrol price, electricity tariffs

*The recent decision to increase price of petrol and electricity tariffs, evidently, has added to our pains, and they should reverse it as quickly as possible ─Reverend Samson Ayokunle, President of CAN

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

In response to the recent increases in pump price of petrol and electricity tariffs in the country, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has lent its voice to the calls on the Federal Government to reverse the hikes in the essential product and service.

Reverend  Samson Ayokunle, President of CAN, said this during the fourth quarterly meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) with the theme: “Questioning for Peace in the Challenges of Insecurity and COVID-19”, Thursday, November 26,   in Abuja, FCT.

The Association stated that the increases had further heightened hardship among Nigerian consumers.

Ayokunle, who also admitted backing the #EndSARS protests, noted “that (hike) is not what we sent them to do for us.

“The decision, evidently, has added to our pains and they should reverse it as quickly as possible.”

He, however, cautioned Nigerians against interpreting the protests from ethnic or religious angles.

Doing so could be misleading and insincere, said Ayokunle.

He stated: “As a man of God, I never saw the #EndSARS protests coming. Maybe I am far from God.

“It came to us all unawares. Initially, I thought that the protests were organised by bad boys in the society; but when I began to see and read stories of Police brutality, I was surprised and supported their actions.

The President of CAN added: “But attributing the actions of the angry youths to a particular religion or ethnic group is insincere and unsafe.

“No religious group was exempted from the protests. The action was spontaneous that it could not be attributed to any religion or ethnic group.”

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