A significant inside squabble has damaged out throughout the ranks of Christian leaders within the nation because the Nationwide Christian Elders Discussion board (NCEF) has accused the management of the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN) of corruption and abuse of workplace.
In a memo reportedly obtained by Vanguard, NCEF alleged CAN delegation led by Samson Ayokunle, its president, collected “transportation money” from President Muhammadu Buhari, once they paid him a go to in November.
The NCEF mentioned whereas CAN officers mentioned they collected N25 million, sources claimed they obtained as much as N40 million from the presidency.
The discussion board advisable punishment for these concerned.
Within the memo, titled ‘NCEF Protests: Is NEC of CAN Guilty of Negligence?’, signed by Solomon Asemota, on behalf of some members, the NCEF referred to as the nationwide government council (NEC) of CAN to instantly convene an emergency assembly to research the problems raised.
“On the 10th of November, 2017, a delegation of CAN, led by the President of CAN, Rev. Dr. Ayokunle, met with President Muhammadu Buhari and, after the visit, collected ‘transportation’ money,” the memo learn.
“Whereas knowledgeable sources declare it was N40 million, CAN officers insist it was N25 million and it was alleged to have been shared by any person who is just not an official of the nationwide secretariat of CAN.
“NCEF insists on correct investigation of how the cash was shared and the way a lot every particular person obtained. As well as, NCEF insists on correct sanction of each Christian chief that took half in sharing cash from President Buhari.
“It’s unethical and really insensitive for Christian leaders to gather cash from the person each Christian is conscious has compromised safety to the detriment of the church.”
The group additionally referred to as on its NEC to research alleged “high-handedness” of Ayokunle, whereas calling for his fast suspension till he’s cleared of all of the allegations.
The discussion board demanded a probe into autos bought at “questionable prices”.
They urged the NEC to make sure that the investigation appears to be like into the actions of different officers of CAN on “whose heads allegations of wrong doing and misconduct hang”.
“In all, N43 million was spent to purchase four second hand vehicles in Cotonou,” the assertion learn.
“This allegation is just too large to be swept beneath the carpet. (This automobile is parked on the Nationwide Christian Centre, Abuja).
“The auditor offered a monetary report back to CAN that didn’t embody the N43 million spent on autos in Cotonou. The place did N43 million disappear to?”.
The Christian elders argued that it had the statutory proper to “make its position public to all Nigerian Christians and alert them that, if Christianity is destroyed in Nigeria or Christians continue to get slaughtered, the present NEC of CAN should be held responsible.”
Reacting to the claims, Ayokunle described the allegations as “a catalogue of lies” designed to smear his popularity.