CAN Reacts to The Sack of The FRC Boss
Yesterday, the 9th of January, the executive secretary of the FRC was sacked by President Buhari. Reasons being that he disobeyed directives from the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Okechuckwu Enelamah, that the implementation of the regulation should be suspended.
“The President was irked by the fact that the FRC disobeyed the directive of the minister that the regulation should be suspended,” a top source from the presidency stated.
“Although the regulation dated back to Jonathan’s administration, why did he fail to implement it and ask the religious leaders to resign? Why did the council wait till the present administration before insisting on its implementation?” the source asked.
However, Shareholders have expressed Joy over the sack of the FRC among which is the National Director, Legal and Public Affairs in CAN, Kwamkur Samuel, who described Obazee’s sacking as a commendable development. He said, “The Nigeria church and indeed many well meaning Nigerians will want to hear the total disbandment of the obnoxious, archaic and anti-Christian law by the Federal Government or the amendment in respect of the church.’’
Speaking to DailyTrust, the General Secretary of CAN, Rev. Musa Asake stated
The sack of Jim (Obazee) is good riddance to bad rubbish. Anybody that wants to fight the church will find himself where he does not want. Jim got to the position by the grace of God, but set out to probe and destroy the church of God. I spoke with him several times on this issue but he wouldn’t listen. He was going to take the church to what is worse than Armageddon. Thank God the authorities have stepped in to right the wrong. He should have been fired a long time ago and we don’t know why he was left alone, but God’s time is always the best. That code should be thrown out completely because government should not interfere with the church. The church is a no-go zone for the government. Doing that has serious implications. If they attempt it, it will lead to confusion in the nation.”