Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has faulted calls for the resignation of Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, over the lingering fuel scarcity in the country.
In a statement issued by its South-East body in Enugu yesterday, said attacks on Kachikwu were misdirected considering that he was merely the minister of state, whereas Buhari is the Petroleum Minister.
The statement by Most Rev. David Eberechukwu, CAN President, condemned calls for Kachikwu’s resignation asking “what happens to the main minister, President Buhari? Will he also resign?”
He expressed surprise “over the attack on Kachikwu by Nigerians, even those that are supposed to know better.”
Eberechukwu, who is also the Chairman, Southern Nigeria Christian Elders’ Forum, frowned at what he termed “nonchalant attitude of President Muhammadu Buhari over the attacks on our people in the South-East and the Agatu community in Benue State.
“The National Assembly should do something to stop this attack of Fulani herdsmen. It has never been like this before; the Fulani herdsmen we see now are not the same of those days.
“How come they now carry AK-47 and pump actions rifles? Who is pursuing them and who are they pursuing? This is quite unfortunate.”