The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Lagos State chapter on Tuesday denied involvement of the wife of the state governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode, in the sack of the former Presiding Chaplain of Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Venerable Femi Taiwo, saying that the allegation was not only untrue but unjust and erroneous.
The media house that brought the story into lime light in its series reported that the chaplain was sacked for allegedly disrespecting Mrs. Ambode by failing to accord her due recognition during an anointing service.
But according to the held press conference in church premise on Tuesday, CAN leadership in the state, denied the allegation, stating that the governing council of the church acted within the law to have relieved him of his position.
Apostle Alex Bamgbola, CAN chairman in the said “The Governing Council has the constitutional responsibility and authority to recruit and to terminate the two officers who run the Chapel who are the presiding Chaplain, who is the senior officer and the Chaplain, who is the deputy. So, the presiding chaplain and chaplain are officers of the chapel and officers of the government of Lagos State.”
“With this clarification, it should be known by the general public that these two officers who run the chapel are strictly officers of the State Government and they are subject to terms and conditions of employment of the State Government.”
“When this matter began, many well-meaning Christians and elders tried to look at the things and see how to work on the issue so that it does not get to the point we have seen. Well, the fact is having investigated the matter carefully and objectively, that is CAN Lagos State, we wish to state here today that the Governing Council that recruited Venerable Taiwo acted within its constitutional authority to terminate the appointment of Venerable Taiwo” He said.
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