A Catholic priest, Rev Fr Gabriel Teruwose Ngebea, has called on the Federal Government to proscribe the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, and Jamatul Nasrul Islam.
Ngebea explained that the proscription of the group will lead to the adherence to Nigerian Constitution which states that that the country is a multi-religious state.
Speaking in Abuja, on Tuesday, the clergy stressed that the proscription of the group will go a long way to put an end to religious crisis being instigated in the country.
According to Ngebea, “CAN and JNI should be proscribed because apart from their failed mandate of advancing religious interests that these bodies have constituted themselves into a political organization, often deployed to pursue political interests.”
The Catholic Priest, however, proposed the establishment of Religious Equity Commission (REC) with a mandate to ensure that there is no discrimination among Nigerians on the basis of their faith.
“The establishment of an independent Religious Equity Commission whose mandate should be to ensure that there is no discrimination among Nigerians on basis of faith.
“CAN and JNI should be completely banned in the country,” he said.