Following the plea made by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to the federal government over the removal of Christian Religious Knowledge from schools, founder of Omega Fire Ministries (OFM), Apostle Johnson Suleman, has warned President Buhari not to Islamise Nigeria.
On Wednesday, June 14, President of CAN, Samson Ayokunle, asked Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to look into the removal of Christian Religious Knowledge from secondary school curriculum.
After the plea made by CAN president, Apostle Suleman expressed outrage over the removal of the subject describing it as a move to Islamise Nigeria.
The founder of OFM made this known in a statement issued on Sunday, June 18, by his Communicatipns Manager, Phrank Shaibu.
In the statement, Suleman said the decision to scrap the subject is a move by the Buhari-led administration to eliminate Christianity in Nigeria.
Read statement below:
“The new curriculum which is the brain-child of the Nigerian Educational Research Council and which is mischievously crafted to force Islamic Studies down the throat of non-adherents is unjust, discriminatory, a subtle attempt at islamization, and therefore unacceptable.”
"This is a well-orchestrated and articulated plot. Let nobody try to fool Nigerians that it was a mistake or a coincidence. Why is it that CRK would be removed as a subject to be studied from the secondary school curriculum while Islamic/Arabic studies is retained? This is a plan from hell and it shall not stand."
"Over 7000 people have been killed by these Fulani herdsmen with our security forces unable to stop the bloodshed. So called Arewa youths backed by some discredited elders have also issued a treasonable ultimatum to Igbo people without any reprisals from the Buhari government. So, is it a coincidence that Christian Religious Knowledge has been expunged from the school curriculum?”
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"This evil policy must be reversed immediately. What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. Christain Religious Knowledge (CRK) must be restored to the school curriculum. And I'm happy that the CAN has taken up the battle to ensure that those who seek to banish our faith do not succeed. We will continue to speak out until satan and his agents are put to shame.”
"For as long as Fulani herdsmen continue to kill and burn people's homes without restraint. In the event that the safety of an ethnic group cannot be guaranteed in any part of the country. Then Nigerians should know that it is not a coincidence. And my God shall not fold arms while the devil and his children seek to destroy the destiny of Nigeria.”
“We have the strength of character, the courage and the conviction to mount a sustained campaign in defence of justice, and in defence of our religion. We will not give up our religious practice because of someone else’. Nigeria belongs to us all and not for a few bigots who currently occupy positions of authority.”
"The earlier Buhari’s men come to terms with the fact that Nigeria is a secular state and cannot be Islamized or made a Christian State under any guise, the better for everyone. He warned that should anyone think that he can go ahead with the curriculum, then he or she should be ready for the mother of all battles, the consequences of which can only be imagined."
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