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Business News of Sunday, 14 November 2021


Rising electricity tariffs, cooking gas price’ll worsen Nigeria’s problems – CAN

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)

The Christian Association of Nigeria has warned the Federal Government against worsening the economic hardship in the country with the increasing electricity tariffs and prices of LPG otherwise known as cooking gas.

CAN also berated the government for allocating funds for maintenance of roads without corresponding impacts and raised concerns over the malfunctioning of the telephone numbers on the website of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, claiming the has not been updated for a very long time.

According to CAN, it now has a new (amended) constitution adopted by the General Assembly and signed into law by its President, Samson Ayokunle, on February 25 2021.

As Nigeria prepares for the campaigns towards the 2023 general elections, CAN also urged all Christians and citizens that are of age to take advantage of the re-validation exercise to get their voter cards.

These were part of the resolutions adopted by CAN after its 4th quarterly National Executive Council meeting held at the National Christian Centre in Abuja.

The communiqué signed by the General Secretary of CAN, Joseph Daramola, read in part, “CAN acknowledges the resilience of Nigerians in view of the prevailing economic hardships and insecurities in the country and advises the Federal Government to not worsen the situation with increasing electricity tariffs, prices of cooking gas, and merely allocating funds for maintenance of roads without corresponding visible impacts.

“CAN also enjoins the NCDC to be consistent about the information it puts on its website. It particularly noticed that the telephone numbers on its website are not functioning. It should do all it takes to help educate and constantly update Nigerians about the challenges of COVID-19 and the availability or otherwise of COVID vaccines.”

The Christian body further urged the Federal Government and security agencies to be more proactive in addressing the spate of kidnapping in the country especially in Kaduna State.