All Nigerian Christian clerics are now receiving identity numbers thanks to the Christian Association of Clergy.
The organization claimed that the decision was influenced by the recent presentation of Kashim Shettima, the vice presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress, in Abuja, when some people appeared in bishopric regalia.
It stated that it was critical to start issuing identification numbers to all Christian clergy in Nigeria for quick and accurate identification based on the emotions prompted by the development and the humiliation it caused the Christian Association of Nigeria.
This information was revealed in a joint press release that the CACN National Coordinator, Justice Alpha Ikpeama, and the National Secretary, Bishop Joseph Ajujungwa, made accessible to journalists in Onitsha, Anambra State, on Wednesday.
The Bible Family Christian Media, commonly known as the Bible Media, a global Christian research and PR network, would be involved, according to what they indicated.
According to the organisation, nothing prevents clerics from getting identity numbers if professional organizations like the Nigerian Bar Association and local doctors do.
Part of the statement read, “We are commencing the enumeration of clergies in the country. This is a measure to serve as a guide for ministers’ information, as a compendium for the accessibility of information; thereby offering avenues for partnership and data-bank information generation exchange.
“It will also function as a unifying platform for the body of Christ and serve the purpose of globalisation.
“This idea was muted after the clergies reflected and shared their views on the state of affairs and false approach in Christianity. We now promised to embark on moves toward a rescue mission for the state of Nigerian churches/ministers.
“This would be done in collaboration with the Bible Family Christian Media also known as the Bible Media, a global Christian research and publicity network to substantiate the supremacy and authority of the Holy Bible.
“All the professional bodies, particularly the Nigerian Bar Association, even the native doctors are being identified with identification numbers, CACN, therefore, call on all concerned bodies to cooperate with the clergies and the Bible Media to actualise this noble mission which would be done under each Christian bloc, while a six-month period would be given for accomplishing the same.”