Apostle Suleiman Sunday alleged a plot by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to eliminate Christians in the country. In a statement by Phrank Shaibu, spokesman of Suleiman’s church, the clergyman said the decision to scrap Christian Religion Knowledge, CRK, as a subject in school curriculum while leaving Islamic/Arabic studies subjects “is a deliberate plot by the Buhari administration, among other schemes, eliminate Christianity or at best reduce it to insignificance in Nigeria”.
“The new curriculum which is the brain-child of the Nigerian Educational Research Council and which is mischievously crafted to force Islamic Studies down the throat of non-adherents is unjust, discriminatory, a subtle attempt at islamization, and therefore unacceptable,” the statement said
“This is a plan from hell and it shall not stand”
Suleiman said it was no coincidence that the educational policy was being introduced at a time Fulani herdsmen were killing citizens.
“Over 7000 people have been killed by these Fulani herdsmen with our security forces unable to stop the bloodshed. So called Arewa youths backed by some discredited elders have also issued a treasonable ultimatum to Igbo people without any reprisals from the Buhari government. So, is it a coincidence that Christian Religious Knowledge has been expunged from the school curriculum?”
“This evil policy must be reversed immediately … we will continue to speak out until satan and his agents are put to shame”, he declared.
“We have the strength of character, the courage and the conviction to mount a sustained campaign in defence of justice, and in defence of our religion. We will not give up our religious practice because of someone else’. Nigeria belongs to us all and not for a few bigots who currently occupy positions of authority.”