Yesterday in Abuja, the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Youth Wing and four other affiliated Christian unions including Youth Wing of CAN, YOWICAN, Arewa Christians Association, Concerned Professional Christians, All Para-Church Organizations, Nigerian Christians in Diaspora all accused President Buhari’s administration of running Nigeria as a Muslim organization and neglecting the entire Christian faith.
In a joint statement issued by the five Christians associations and signed by the National President of YOWICAN, Mr. Daniel Kadzai, the groupsaid, 'the worse form of social injustice, terrorism and religious bias is to deny Christian children their right to practise their religion despite the role of Christian Religious Studies in helping to shape the moral character and integrity of our children as future leaders'.
The statement also reads, 'perhaps, it is in furtherance to its Islamic agenda that the APC government appointed the likes of Prof. Ishaq Oluyede, a known Islamist, who has never hidden his bias and prejudice against Christians, to head a most relevant educational institution like the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB. Despite the denial that the government is not slipping Nigeria into an Islamic country as evident from previous antecedents, Nigeria’s participation at the Islamic solidarity sports federation speaks volumes and confirms the obvious”.
'We can no longer also accept the perpetuation of denial of placements for qualified Christians to ascend a position even when they are qualified. Since 1999 no Christian has been appointed minister of FCT, it is not by error it is a religious agenda. “The Holy Bible says “…then you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free” (John 3:38) Where the conscience of the nation is hinged on packs of lies, only the truth can set Nigeria free. Not only saying the truth, but doing that which is truthful! We cannot tolerate any further lies and manipulations”.