The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has told president Muhammadu Buhari that his decision on Jerusalem is sectional, unilateral and imposing.
The association said it was praying that the Federal Government of Nigeria relocates its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
CAN President Revd Samson Ayokunle disclosed this in a goodwill message signed by his Special Assistant, Media and Communications, Adebayo Oladeji.
The message was presented during the celebration of the 70 years of the existence of the Israeli Government by the Christians United for Israel in Abuja.
The prayer by CAN followed the recent relocation of the Embassy of the United States of America from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Ayokunle said, “The Christian Association of Nigeria congratulates the Israeli Government on the relocation of the capital to Jerusalem and on
the occasion of 70 years anniversary of their
“Unarguably, the relocation is the special anniversary present from the Patriarchs. We appreciate the leadership role of the United States in the landmark historic event.
“We are happy that countries such as the United States of America, Guatemala, Honduras, Romania and Paraguay, have relocated their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“The declaration made by President Donald Trump on December 6, 2017, was a fulfillment of the Biblical prophecy and it is our prayers that other countries, including Nigeria, will relocate their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“The Christian Association of Nigeria is placing on record that the negative vote of Nigeria over Jerusalem is not the consensus of the citizens of this country and, therefore, it should not be
regarded as representing the choice of Nigeria.
“It is a sectional and unilateral imposition of
the President Buhari administration.”