The President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Dr. Samson Ayokunle, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment of Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem as President of the Nigerian Court of Appeal.
Ayokunle on Sunday in a statement issued on his behalf by his spokesman, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, also Congratulate the the new court of appeal president.
The chairman praised President Buhari for resisting the pressure mounted on him by some forces not to send her name to the Senate for confirmation which Buhari resisted with fairness.
The statement reads “CAN therefore felicitates Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem on her elevation and wishes her a successful tenure in her service to the nation and prays God to grant her wisdom, knowledge, understanding, courage, commitment, good health and sound mind needed to serve and finish strong and well.
“We were not unaware of the plot to deny her of the exalted office despite her enviable reputation and credentials but those forces were frustrated with the resolve of the President to ensure justice and fairness prevail over selfish interest,” Ayokunle said.
The chairman said the Christian community will show support to government at all level and urge justice Dongban-Mensem to judiciously carry out her duties and responsibilities to live the expectations of God and Nigerian citizens without bias.
He said, “We at CAN, will not cease to pray for the peace, unity and stability of the country. We will also continue to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari, as well as all our leaders at national, state and local government levels for God’s guidance, wisdom and protection.
“We call on Justice Dongban-Mensem to ensure that she lives up to the expectations of God and citizens of this country without fear or favour. That is the only way she can show her deepest appreciation to God for elevating her as well as the goodwill support she gets from the citizens of this country.