Abuja, 20 April, 2022 / 5:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Christian leaders in Nigeria are calling for the termination of the Chief Executive Officer of the country’s Sterling Bank after the finance institution aired a controversial Easter advertisement.
In the advertisement, Sterling Bank allegedly compared the Resurrection of Jesus Christ to Agege Bread, a popular type of Nigerian bread known for its soft and stretchy texture.
In a Wednesday, April 20 report, the National Publicity Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says the advert demonstrates “hostility and hatred for the Christian faith”.
“We call for the immediate removal of the Chief Executive of Sterling Bank, Mr. Abubakar Suleiman with his Management whose actions have clearly shown their hostility and hatred for the Christian faith,” Joseph Bade Daramola has been quoted as saying on behalf of CAN.
The Christian leaders who include members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) describe the advert as “ungodly, wicked, insensitive and deliberately provocative.”