×
  • News - North Central - FCT
  • Updated: April 02, 2024

Easter: CAN demands public apology from FIRS

Easter: CAN demands public apology from FIRS

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Tuesday called on the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to retract its Easter message and offer public apology.

The National Director, National Issues and Social Welfare, CAN , Commodore Abimbola Ayuba (rtd), in a statement said that FIRS’ Easter message threatened Nigeria’s unity and undermined respect among diverse religious groups.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the FIRS message says, “Jesus paid your debt, not your taxes.”

CAN, however, expressed concern over the FIRS message calling it “offensive and derogatory” to the Christian faith.

“The Easter message by FIRS does not only threaten Nigeria’s delicate fabric of unity but also undermines the efforts of many Nigerians working towards fostering mutual respect among diverse religious groups.

“As a nation that prides itself on religious harmony and peaceful coexistence, we are deeply concerned by the recurrence of provocative messages around religious holidays.

“This year, a public institution, which should be the bastion of exemplary conduct, has been implicated in disseminating content that is widely regarded as offensive and derogatory to the Christian faith.

“Such messages not only threaten the delicate fabric of our national unity but also undermine the efforts of countless Nigerians working towards fostering mutual respect among diverse religious groups,” the statement reads.

Related Topics

Join our Telegram platform to get news update Join Now

0 Comment(s)

See this post in...

Notice

We have selected third parties to use cookies for technical purposes as specified in the Cookie Policy. Use the “Accept All” button to consent or “Customize” button to set your cookie tracking settings