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Tuesday, 28 August 2018

SGF Mustapha Opens Up On Buhari's Alleged 'Plot To Islamise' Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari
 
Nigeria's Secretary to Government of the Federation has thrown more light over reports that Buhari has plans to Islamise Nigeria. Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to Government of the Federation, SGF, has cleared the air as declared that President Muhammadu Buhari has no plans to Islamise Nigeria.
 
The SGF spoke at the two-day peace summit organised by the Northern chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), yesterday in Jos, the Plateau State capital.
 
Mustapha said the country has been a member of Organisation of Islamic Countries since 1969 and Sharia law has been recognised by the country’s constitution since 1979.
 
He said: “There was a dummy sold to Christians that there is a plan to Islamise Nigeria. If there is truly an Islamic agenda, why is there no Christianity agenda?

“We first had an observer status in 1969; that’s how we first got there (OIC). In 1986, under IBB, was when we graduated from observer status to active full membership.

“By that, we became full members with voting rights and had the right to be voted into office.”

On the issue of Islamic Bank, the SGF pointed out that it was initiated by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2005 and not Buhari’s administration.

“Obasanjo took the decision because of the benefits that would be accrued to the country in his best of judgment as the leader.

“And Ngozi Okonjo-Iwela, former Minister of Finance, became the executive director of the bank and since then, every Finance Minister including the present one is an Executive Director of that bank,” he said.
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