Christian Association Caretaker Chairman, Sunday Congo, On Suspension Over Isa Pantami’s Episode

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has announced the suspension of its Gombe State Caretaker Chairman, Sunday Congo, and reject any involvement with the letter written by the suspended Caretaker Chairman to Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, congratulating him on his new feat as a Professor of cyber-security.


 In a letter written by CAN’s General Secretary, Joseph Daramola, the Association affirmed that, it was ‘overzealousness’ on the part of the suspended Caretaker Chairman, Sunday Congo, to write such a congratulatory letter to Mr. Pantami without the authorization of the Christian body.


CAN also said that, Sunday Congo’s action, undermines the position of the Association’s National Executive Council (NEC), and that the Christian body did not give directives to him to write such a letter on its behalf.


CAN’s letter to the Caretaker Chairman, Sunday Congo, stated,


“Following the recent publications of your congratulatory message to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, we write to inform you that your actions has generated a lot of concerns amongst members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

“This action of yours in publishing and release made on behalf of the Association, is tantamount to unilateral decision of yours, and overzealousness on your part, which was done without authorization and clearance. It is not only provocative but undermines the CAN NEC Executive. It does not in any way represent their position.

“In view of the above, you are hereby directed to relinquish your position in Gombe CAN Executive with immediate effect, and hand over all CAN’s property to your next in line in your Bloc.

“In future you are advised to consult and get approval from the Authority of CAN National Level, so that WE ALL MAY SPEAK WITH ONE VOICE.”


The Gombe State CAN Caretaker Chairman, had unilaterally written a letter of congratulations to Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, on his latest promotion as a Professor of cyber-security, an honour bestowed on him by the governing council of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

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