Fed govt warns politicians accusing Buhari's administration of religious persecution

Fed govt warns politicians accusing Buhari's administration of religious persecution

- Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's minister of information and culture, says politicians are spreading falsehood about the Buhari administration

- Mohammed who is in London at the moment, said the politicians are de-marketing the country to get at Buhari

- The minister insisted that the Buhari administration is not persecuting any religion in the country

The federal government has warned politicians to desist from accusing the Buhari administration of religious persecution.

The Buhari administration has come under intense criticisms in the last few weeks by Christian religious leaders.

This is as terrorist group, Boko Haram, killed so many Christians recently in a fresh campaign of terror.

Fed govt warns politicians accusing Buhari's administration of religious persecution

President Buhari's administration has become unpopular in the last weeks over the mounting insecurity in the country. Photo credit: Aso Rock
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The minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday, January 29 in London, noted that those who engaged in the act were de-marketing the country from the global economy.

“The honest truth is that there is nothing like religious persecution in Nigeria. There is no state in Nigeria that has Muslims without Christians.

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“We must be very careful not to de-market our country simply because we have not been able to get what we want,” he said.

“Spreading falsehood will not be in our interest and we all know that religion is a very sensitive issue in Nigeria,” he added.

According to the minister, if terrorism is allowed to thrive in any region or part of the world, it will affect the entire world.

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Meanwhile, the Emir of Kano, His Royal Highness, Muhammadu Sanusi II has stated that ignorance is fueling the tension between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria.

The Emir made the comment at the Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace held in Abuja on Thursday, January 23.

He lamented that traditional and religious leaders that are supposed to hold the nation’s political leaders to account are being cowed into silence.

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