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Plans to make Nigeria Islamic state ’ll fail –Okogie

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Plans to make Nigeria Islamic state ’ll fail –Okogie


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THE Catholic Archbishop Emeritus of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Okogie, has con­demned the recent curriculum crisis in some schools in South West, describing it as a plot to make a particular religious group more prominent than an­other.

He stated this on Thursday during the celebration of 80th birthday and 50th anniversary of his priesthood ordination at the Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos.

According to him, “I am see­ing something that has not yet manifested. They are secretly trying to make Nigeria an Islam­ic State. But that cannot happen. During my tenure as the Presi­dent of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), then Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangi­da tried it by going to Organisa­tion of Islamic Countries (OIC), meeting secretly and claimed to be an observer. As a Head of state of a country, how could he have gone to such meeting with­out anyone following him? Who sent him there? And the people he went to meet did not ask him who sent him. But at the end, his plans failed.”

Okogie also cited the activities of Governor El- Rufai of Kadu­na State against Christian reli­gious groups, stating that all are centred on religious intolerance and oppression. “What El-Refai is doing in Kaduna is another way they are moving. They move from one place to another. And after sometime, they hid and reappear again, thinking that no one is seeing them.

“In fact, Nigerians are watch­ing their footsteps. And, if they think they will succeed in mak­ing Nigeria an Islamic country through all these activities, they are joking, because Christians will not allow that to happen. So, those trying to play such prac­tices should be mindful of the re­percussions and have a rethink.”

The Archbishop emeritus, who described the ceremony as extraordinary and one of the best, also called on President Muhammad Buhari to make a quick turn-around on the econ­omy of Nigeria by going back to study his inaugural speech and APC manifesto, then start afresh.

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Of course it will fail.

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Lol such plan is surely gonna fail…

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