The Christian Association of Nigeria has demanded the sacking of the Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Bank, Abubakar Suleiman, over a controversial Easter advert.

In a statement signed on Wednesday by the National Secretary, Joseph Daramola, CAN stated that the advert was “wicked and insensisitve” towards Christians.

Sterling Bank faced a backlash after the company published its Easter message, which compared the Resurrection of Jesus Christ to Agege bread.

It was earlier reported that after the backlash, Sterling Bank apologised for the error with another message, which called for forgiveness, but also received negative comments.

The Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria, in a statement signed by its Registrar and Chief Executive, Olalekan Fadolapo, said the body would punish Sterling Bank for posting what it described as an offensive and provocative advert.

CAN advised Christians to be wary of the banks they patronise, insisting that Suleiman and the Management of the bank showed “hostility and hatred” for the Christian faith.

Credit: Punch

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