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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has criticized FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC for its Easter advert, which it described as “insensitive, offensive, and totally unacceptable.”
In a statement issued by the General Secretary of CAN, Barrister Joseph Daramola, the association called on the company to withdraw the advert, apologize to Christians, and face legal action or boycott of their products.
“Good Friday is a solemn day for Christians all over the world, a day we commemorate the death of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who was crucified on the cross for our sins. It is not a day to be used for crass commercial purposes,” said Daramola.
He added that FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC’s action was disrespectful to the Christian faith and an affront to millions of Christians in Nigeria and beyond.
The association also recalled a similar incident in the past involving Sterling Bank Plc and urged companies to be mindful of religious and cultural sensitivities when promoting their products.
“We will not tolerate any attempt to trivialize or disrespect our faith. Be warned,” Daramola concluded.
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