Worried by the sentiments being generated over the sack of the Presiding Chaplain of Christ the Light Chapel Alausa Venerable Femi Taiwo, the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN has come out with a position that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode should be absolved from any blame.
The lagos state chapter of the Christian body addressed journalists yesterday accusing some sections of the media of sensationalizing the report.
CAN Chairman in the State, Apostle Alex Bamgbola said the information contained in the media reports was totally far from the truth, and that it was unfortunate that the public was fed with totally untrue story.
He said for the records, the chapel was established by the State Government for its officials and members of the public with a Governing Council running its affairs through a standing Constitution.
He said under the constitution of the chapel, the Governing Council, which reports to the Lagos State Government through the Ministry of Home Affairs, has the legal authority to appoint two officers to run the church who are the Presiding Chaplain and the Chaplain.
He said: “The Governing Council has the constitutional responsibility and authority to recruit and to terminate 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 the chaplain are officers of the chapel and officers of the government of Lagos State.