…As CAN insists Fed Govt plans to Islamise Nigeria***
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday, Nov. 7, lay the 2018 Appropriation Bill before a joint session of the National Assembly.
Mr Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker, House of Representatives, read the president’s letter at plenary on Thursday.
The president in the letter requested to present the budget at 2 o’clock on Tuesday, which the House endorsed.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Buhari is now expected to lay the budget estimates on Tuesday before a joint sitting of both chambers of the parliament.
In the meantime, the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has advised Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to stop discrediting the organisation in his resolve to douse religious tension in Nigeria and win the heart of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Osinbajo had last week said at a public function that there was no agenda to Islamise Nigeria and that no one could possibly do so, just as he berated Christian leaders for raising alarm on the issue.
But the CAN President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, said the plot by the Buhari administration to Islamise Nigeria was real, urging Osinbajo to crosscheck his facts well before making public remarks on the issue next time.
In a statement signed by his Special Assistant (Media and Communications), Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, the CAN boss said the vice president has no fact before jumping into conclusion.
He said most Christian leaders were taken aback by the remarks credited to Osinbajo in the media and had sought the intervention of the leadership of CAN to set the record straight with documented facts pointing towards the verity of plot by the present government to Islamise Nigeria.
The CAN President said Osinbajo was indeed oblivious of certain fracts, stressing that the body of Christians in Nigeria have long been aware of the grand plot to Islamise Africa, with Nigeria as a major focus.
He stressed that Nigerian government has been working in tandem with the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) and Islam in Africa Organisation to achieve this.
CAN President said: “The OIC met in London in 1983 with a follow up meeting in Nigeria in 1989 and had issued a communiqué to Islamize Africa with Nigeria capturing a great attention. This is a public knowledge while facts could be obtained from Wikipedia with links on OIC’s Conference in London, 1983 and Abuja Declaration of 1989.
“It is also a matter of fact that Nigeria was later made an observer member of the body (OIC) through General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida. Under General Sani Abacha, another Muslim leader, Nigeria was made full member in total violation of the constitution that the nation is secular and our government should not be religiously partisan.”
Guardian NG with additional report from Nation