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Bolanle Ambode Not Responsible For Venerable Taiwo’s Sack-CAN



The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has justified the sacking of Venerable Femi Taiwo, Presiding Chaplain of Chapel of Christ The Light Church, Alausa, Ikeja; absolving Mrs. bolanle Ambode, first lady of Lagos of any involvement in the matter, as alleged in some quarters.

It will be recalled that Venerable Taiwo, was sacked on Monday, May 15, by the Governing Council of the Church, allegedly on the orders of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.

It was reported in a national newspaper and some social media platforms that on May 14, a day before the sack and his expulsion from his quarters along with his family, mild drama ensued at an anointing service organised by the church, where the wife of the governor was said to have been disrespected by the man of God.

According to the Chairman of CAN, Lagos State Chapter, Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, the report in the media is erroneous and unprofessional, and a gross misrepresentation of the matter. He said the error of judgment is not fair to the first lady, unfair to the entire Lagos State and unfair to the Church.

“The Chapel of Light was built by Lagos State government for itself. Aside this, there are others in other locations for the same purpose. The government has done the same for the Muslims as well, as you can see with the Mosque behind us here. The government built the Church and made it available for CAN to use.

“The State Government has a constitution in place to run the Church, which reports to the Ministry of Home Affairs, with the Governing Council in charge. As such, the Governing Council acted within its powers to terminate his appointment.

“The Presiding Chaplain and The Chaplain are saddled with the responsiblility of running the Church, and they’re officers of the Lagos State Government, who’re subject to terms and conditions of the Lagos State Government,” he said.

He reiterated that the Governing Council acted within its purview and mandate to terminate Venerable Taiwo’s appointment, saying the matter was purely a matter for the Church to settle and not to be discussed in public domain.

The Clergyman stated that Deaconess Bolanle Ambode was not in anyway responsible for Taiwo’s sack, describing her as a true woman of God. He therefore urged those behind the reports, to desist from the false accusation henceforth. He pleaded with the media to respect the sanctity of the Church and the Lagos State Government.

“We asked for a Christian Governor and we got it. Why would we now turn around to fight such a government. I must say we enjoy a cordial relationship with this government, and with the Muslims in the State alike. Venerable Taiwo was given due notice before the action was taken. This is a family affair and we have investigated and are still investigating the matter,” he said.


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