Abuja, 13 May, 2023 / 9:16 pm (ACI Africa).
Church leaders in Nigeria are promoting the National Council for Christian Education Bill, which seeks to oversee the development of a Christian education curriculum and monitor what learners are taught in schools.
In a Tuesday, May 9 statement, the National Director for Education, Youth and Women Development, a department of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), says the Bill that has passed the second reading at the Senate is the church leaders' "token contribution to preserve the sanctity of our faith and the innocence of our children."
Ozumba Emmanuel Nicodemus calls on Christians “to unite and support" the Bill until it is assented into law.
The official of the entity that includes members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) also urges Christian lawmakers in the West African country “to support the motion at the floors of their chambers whenever it is called for hearing or debate.”
“The Bill has gone through second reading, hoping to be called for public hearing soon. We wish to encourage Christian leaders to prepare their memos in support of the Bill and be ready to present them when called upon to do so," Mr. Ozumba says.