- Moves by federal government to acquire a license and set up a strictly Fulani radio station has been faulted by the Christian Association of Nigeria
- The association said the move validates former president Obasanjo's comment about the planned Fulanisation of the country
- Adamu Adamu, minister of education, earlier said the radio service would operate on frequency of 720KHz and will be strictly in Fulani language
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has condemned the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government plan of acquiring a license to set up a 'strictly Fulani radio station'.
The association said the plan was a validation of comments attributed to former president Olusegun Obasanjo about the planned Fulanisation of the country by the government.
This is contained in a statement by Pastor Bayo Oladeji, the special assistant to CAN president Samson Ayokunle, Sahara Reporters reports.
He said: “It was reported in the newspapers that the government planned to give the Miyetti Allah N100bn. The government denied it only for the Miyetti Allah to own up, saying it was approved by former president Goodluck Jonathan. Who is fooling who?
“Why didn’t they set up a radio station for farmers too? Where is the radio station for the bandits in Zamfara, or for the Niger Delta militants? No single person has been prosecuted for the killings in the north central.
"Is the allegation by former president Olusegun Obasanjo that there is a planned Fulanisation of the country not playing out now?
"Every adult in the north listens to the radio, so why can’t they reach the herdsmen on the existing radio stations? Why do they need to set up a different radio station for them? They should stop fooling us."
Recall that Legit.ng reported that the southern and middle belt leaders’ forum on Wednesday, May 23, rejected federal government's plan to acquire an Amplitude Modulation (AM) radio broadcast licence to reach herdsmen across various locations in the country.
The group in statement signed by Yinka Odumakin, Bassey Henahaw, Isuwa Dogo and Chigozie Ogbu said Nigeria was suffering from the militia activities of herdsmen.
Adamu Adamu, minister of education, who confirmed the acquisition of the licence in Abuja, on Tuesday, May 21, said the radio service will operate on frequency of 720KHz, and will be strictly in Fulani language.
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