CAN backs Governor over sack of Lagos Chaplain

Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State.


The Lagos State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called for understanding of Lagosians on the removal of the presiding Chaplain of Chapel of Christ the Light Church, Lagos.

The Chairman of CAN, Lagos State Chapter, Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, briefed newsmen at the church on Tuesday, May 30, on the sack of Ven. Femi Taiwo.
The Chaplain was removed on May 15 by the governing council of the church after he reportedly disrespected the First Lady of the State, Mrs Bolanle Ambode.
Bamgbola said that the issue should be regarded as that of an employer and employee relationship.
"As a result of the unfortunate misunderstanding of the public which has been fanned by erroneous publications in the print media and social media generally, we believe that C.A.N Lagos State, must make clarification and educate the public correctly on this matter having looked into the matter objectively," Bamgbola said.
He said that the State Government created a standing legal constitution for The Chapel of Christ The Light, which has guided the running of it over the years.
He said, "By this Constitution, the chapel is run by a Governing Council which reports to the Ministry of Home Affairs. The Governing Council has the Constitutional responsibility and authority to recruit and terminate the two officers who run the Chapel of Light i.e the Presiding Chaplain and the Chaplain.
"With this clarification, it should be known by the generality of the public that these two officers who run the Chapel are strictly employees of the State Government. They are subject to terms and conditions of employment of the the State Government.
"Having investigated this matter carefully and objectively, C.A.N, Lagos State, wish to state today that the Governing Council that recruited Venerable Taiwo acted within its constitutional authority to terminate Venerable Femi Taiwo,"  he said.

The Lagos State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called for understanding of Lagosians on the removal of the presiding Chaplain of Chapel of Christ the Light Church, Lagos.

The Chairman of CAN, Lagos State Chapter, Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, briefed newsmen at the church on Tuesday, May 30, on the sack of Ven. Femi Taiwo.
The Chaplain was removed on May 15 by the governing council of the church after he reportedly disrespected the First Lady of the State, Mrs Bolanle Ambode.
Bamgbola said that the issue should be regarded as that of an employer and employee relationship.
"As a result of the unfortunate misunderstanding of the public which has been fanned by erroneous publications in the print media and social media generally, we believe that C.A.N Lagos State, must make clarification and educate the public correctly on this matter having looked into the matter objectively," Bamgbola said.
He said that the State Government created a standing legal constitution for The Chapel of Christ The Light, which has guided the running of it over the years.
He said, "By this Constitution, the chapel is run by a Governing Council which reports to the Ministry of Home Affairs. The Governing Council has the Constitutional responsibility and authority to recruit and terminate the two officers who run the Chapel of Light i.e the Presiding Chaplain and the Chaplain.
"With this clarification, it should be known by the generality of the public that these two officers who run the Chapel are strictly employees of the State Government. They are subject to terms and conditions of employment of the the State Government.
"Having investigated this matter carefully and objectively, C.A.N, Lagos State, wish to state today that the Governing Council that recruited Venerable Taiwo acted within its constitutional authority to terminate Venerable Femi Taiwo,"  he said.

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