Professorship: CAN suspends Gombe chairman for congratulating Pantami

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has sacked its caretaker committee chairman in Gombe State, Rev. Sunday Congo, over a congratulatory letter to the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, without the approval of its National Executive Committee.

The CAN chairman had extolled Pantami over his promotion to the rank of a Professor of Cyber Security by Federal University of Technology, Owerri; describing him as a ‘son’.

The letter signed by CAN’s General Secretary, Joseph Daramola, reads; “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 action has generated a lot of concerns amongst members of the Christian Association of Nigeria.

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“This action of yours in publishing and release made on behalf of the association is tantamount to unilateral decision of you 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 anyway 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 we all may speak with one voice.”

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