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CAN takes stand on controversial RUGA scheme

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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has taken a position on the now suspended and controversial RUGA scheme introduced by the Federal Government.

CAN President, Pastor Samson Ayokunle, on Saturday said the association was opposed to the implementation of the programme anywhere in Nigeria, a report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) revealed.

Pastor Ayokunle who announced the position of the association at a church leaders’ summit in Lagos Advised the Federal Government to immediately suspend and abrogate RUGA.

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He said; “We, the Christian body call on the Federal Government to immediately suspend and abrogate the RUGA settlement programme.

“Let me state it here that our position, although it may differ from that of government is not opposition but a way of helping those in government.

“Our position is a way of helping those in government by calling their attention to the dangers that may come from the proposed action if adequate caution is not considered.

“We, the Christian body also kick against the Control of Waterways Bill now before the National Assembly. The Control of Waterways by the Federal Government Bill before the National Assembly should be rejected.

“Waterways in each locality should be controlled by local authorities. God created the waterways there. At most they should be controlled by State Governments.”

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