The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Southern Kaduna Chapter has constituted new leadership with Pastor Michael I. Maikarfi now as the Chairman of the Association. This development follows the resignation of the former Chairman, Venerable John Bwankwot who was last year appointed a Special Adviser (Church matters) by the Kaduna State Bureau for Interfaith. Also, the former Vice Chairman exited office late 2017 following the expiration of his tenure in office as the Jema’a LG CAN Chairman.
The new leadership was constituted on Saturday 20th January 2018 at an emergency meeting of Southern Kaduna CAN Chairmen at Bishara Baptist Church, Kafanchan.
The Association now has Reverend Jonathan Nkom (Zangon Kataf) as Vice Chairman; Pastor Mathias M. Jep as General Secretary and Reverend Father Mark J. Cheitnum (Jema’a) as Assistant Secretary. Other officials of the Association are Venerable Dauda Yem (Jaba LG) as PRO and Reverend Chom Isa Dang (Kachia) as Treasurer.
Speaking in Kafanchan shortly after the inauguration of the new officials, the zonal CAN Chairman, Pastor Maikarfi said, “We see this development as a Divine programme and plan which God is using us to accomplish in a time like this.
“The well-being of the Church and the good people of Southern Kaduna is paramount and by God’s grace, we shall remain committed to the pursuit of this. We therefore, hope to engage our various Church denominations in the zone, the Southern Kaduna Peoples’ Union (SOKAPU), comprising of all our Community Development Associations; Government at all levels and willing Non-Governmental Organizations towards the promotion of sustainable peace and the development of Southern Kaduna.” He added.
Pst. Maikarfi who is also the CAN Chairman of Sanga LGA was before now the Secretary of the association in zone 3, Kaduna.