A Catholic reverend father has called on the President Muhamamdu Buhari-led administration to proscribe the Christian Association of Nigeria and Jamatul Nasrul Islam.
A Catholic priest, Rev Fr Gabriel Teruwose Ngebea, has called on the Federal Government to proscribe the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, and Jamatul Nasrul Islam, adding that the proscription of the group will lead to the adherence to Nigerian Constitution which states that that the country is a multi-religious state.
The priest made this known in Abuja on Tuesday, September 26, at the public presentation of his self-authored book “Constitutional Misconception of Secularism: Implications for Politics and Religion”.
The Reverend father claimed such step would go a long way to stem the tide of religious crisis being instigated in the country.
Father Gabriel on page 302 of his book said that: “CAN and JNI should be proscribed because apart from their failed mandate of advancing religious interests that these bodies have constituted themselves into a political organization, often deployed to pursue political interests.”
The Catholic Priest, however, proposed the establishment of Religious Equity Commission (REC) with a mandate to ensure that there is no discrimination among Nigerians on the basis of their faith.
“The establishment of an independent Religious Equity Commission whose mandate should be to ensure that there is no discrimination among Nigerians on basis of faith.
“CAN and JNI should be completely banned in the country,” he said.