S/West CAN Faults Hasty Announcement Of Ceasefire Deal, Insists On Christian Gov In Lagos

jonathan-bokoThe Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the South-West, Archbishop Magnus Atilade, has faulted the hastiness with which the Federal Government announced the purported ceasefire deal with Boko Haram, saying that time was not yet ripe for it.

Atilade, who is the founder, Christian Welfare Initiative (CWI), also reiterated the resolve of the association for a Christian governor in Lagos State come 2015, stating that it is non-negotiable and “enough is enough”.

Speaking at the quarterly press briefing of CWI, which is the umbrella group for all Christian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Surulere, Lagos State, yesterday, the South-West CAN chairman said that the seeming failure of the ceasefire pact shows that government did not employ experienced hands in the negotiation and should have been very cautious on the issue.

According to him, the federal government should have made sure that everything was properly addressed before raising the people’s hope with the announcement of the ceasefire deal and finally dashing it.

Atilade, who said negotiation is as art and science and expertise should be employed in such deals, added that when negotiating with faceless groups such as Boko Haram, there must be proofs and conditions put to them before any agreement is made and in this particular case, the release of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls should have been the condition for the agreement.


  1. I am a christian and the useless CAN does not speak for me or many others like me. We have a brain and will not follow after corrupt and ungodly exco members who have sold their birthright for a grain of morsel. I DONT WANT A CHRISTIAN GOVERNOR BUT A LEADER CHOSEN BY GOD TO SERVE ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF GOD. let these useless bigots stop claiming to speak for us. Fashola is a not a christian but he performed because our God does not discriminate. If he decides to bring forth a believer, let it be so but dont dump an incompetent leader like jonathan on us because he says or professes he is a christian.

  2. @ yinka ola, u are a fool u know nothing u gust open yur mouth and say robish in fact u are not a christian at all if only u have a proper understanding of what is going on in the country u wont open yur mouth an sa nonsenss GOD help u