Buhari tells Catholic bishops: ‘I have no plans to Islamise Nigeria’
President Buhari has told Catholic bishops that he has no plans to islamise Nigeria.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) yesterday in Sokoto, President Buhari said contrary to the propaganda and narrative being promoted by some mischievous politicians, there are no plans by his administration to Islamize the country.
President Buhari said such religious propaganda has created suspicion and distrust, leading to division and disharmony in the country.
Represented at the event by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Buhari said:
“There has been a lot of negative propaganda being instigated by outsiders and finds narrative in the church that there is a plan to islamise Nigeria without any credible fact.
The issue of membership of Nigeria to OIC, Shariah and farmers/herdsmen clashes had created a lot of suspicion in the minds of the people despite the fact that the problems had existed in the country for several decades.”
President Buhari noted that Christian and Muslim religious leaders have been victims of killings in some parts of the country.