Thursday, 11 May 2017

CAN Protests Nigeria’s Participation In Islamic Sports Fiesta


The Christian Association of Nigeria has protested against the participation of the country in the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation which had commenced in Azerbaijan, describing it as illegal.

The organisation therefore demanded that the Federal Government should immediately withdraw Nigeria’s contingents from the tournament.

THE PUNCH reported that Nigeria is one of the 57 countries participating in the sports fiesta tagged, “BAKU 2017.”

The General Secretary of CAN, Dr Musa Asake in a letter dated May 10 2017, addressed to the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), said the participation of the country in the sports activity contravened Nigeria’s secular status as it was exclusively for Muslim countries.


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