Calabar Carnival Devilish, Promotes Immorality, Says Imam

calabar4The Imam in charge of the 13 Brigade Central Mosque, Akim Army Barracks, Calabar, Cross River State, Major Ibrahim Shofolahan, has frowned at the annual Calabar carnival organized by the state government, describing it as devilish.

The Imam, who made this known on Friday during the special prayer session to mark the 2014 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Calabar, said the government had been frittering the state resources in promoting immorality and “ungodly things” instead of proffering solutions on how to better the lives of the citizens.

Shofolahan said, “The most painful thing in this state is that government is spending resources and encouraging ungodly things in the state. Money that was supposed to be used for development has rather been wasted on ungodly things.

“A situation where people go naked on the road in the name of carnival is uncalled for. The money we spend on carnival can be used to help the poor widows and relations of our fallen heroes who lost their lives while others survived with various degrees of injuries during the first and second world wars and peace keeping operations”.

The military cleric also admonished Muslim faithful to remain steadfast in the service of Allah and to desist from fighting over earthly things.

The Imam said that every moment of Muslims’ life on earth should count because they would give account of their stewardship on the last day.

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  2. “The Imam said that every moment of Muslims’ life on earth should count because they would give account of their stewardship on the last day.”That include killing of innocent souls to marry ten virgins in hell. Imam indeed.

  3. Mr Imam dat has been d culture of d Land for Long, remember dat dere is horse riding in d north also where u pple lavish nigeria money

  4. Stupid an frustrated imam,calling culture devilish. Go an help your beggars brothers and sister all over. Calabar is always there to make the world happy with their culture. Fool

  5. The irony of this is that soon after this wasteful and ungodly show, the government would cry for lack of money and intensify their tax drive in preparation for the next episode . This tax quest does not descriminate.It does not matter if the person is a groundnut seller or a pensioner who has not been able to access his/her pension since retirement.Thank you Imam.We still have people like you who have the fear of God. Nigeria go survive.

  6. We all know the Imam is very correct,,,,, but sadly such form of imorality is the order of the day…. Take out the unclad girls, and suddenly youths would lose interest in the festival.. I watched the thing on t.v… And I felt it should be rated 18+

  7. Animalistic humanbeings indeed. Bird of the same feather flock together. Godly people like Imam would reflect correctly. There is no culture that entertains nudity, immorality, unclad appearance except those who live animalistic life. What a shameful and illicit manner indeed. What type of government do we have in the country. Government that promotes indecency, nudity, prostitutes, enhances elements of acquiring HIV/AIDs. It is neutical indeed.

  8. Animalistic humanbeings indeed. Birds of the same feather flock together. Godly people like Imam would reflect correctly. There is no culture that entertains nudity, immorality, unclad appearance except those who live animalistic life. What a shameful and illicit manner indeed. What type of government do we have in the country. Government that promotes indecency, nudity, prostitutes, enhances elements of acquiring HIV/AIDs. It is neutical indeed.

  9. A carnival is a time for merry making and celebration. I believe for every time there’s a season, a season to celebrate and a season to be sober. Carnivals are celebrated in diverse parts of the world I believe it should be celebrated here in spite of the economic issues in the country. Nigeria is not for one religion and I believe we have pagans in the country too, everyone has a right to what they believe. If you choose to see the devilish side of a carnival, good for you, if you choose to see the brighter side good for you too. Carnivals generate revenue for the government, it also helps the local-economy, it also helps social integration. Some people go to pools to swim and wear bikinis or swim suits, how devilish is that compared to attires wore at the carnival? Who is holy and who is above sin? Certainly no man, we live in a society and not in heaven let us enlighten or minds above self judgement and myopic point of views that’s one sure way Nigeria and Nigerians will move forward. You are welcome to write me bizzybamo@yahoo.com

  10. So for us to enjoy now is by diving the donts if God even xtainity does not teaches that look back to the way the xtain scriptures dresses during that time.man who has less to expose are covered will woman who has much to cover are naked n u call it culture us better to change for gud for u not to face the wrath of Allah

  11. Imam is that why Army posted u there. Please mind your army work and leave the people alone. Marry tenage girls is good and not delivesh.

    • Thank u Ode na ur own I dey hear nor bi all d yeye talk wey d rest dey talk against people wey just celebrate for their own land. Any one wey nor want look fit get blind or close him or her eyes and let others look.

  12. Sorry for you people,just because he is a muslim,therefore he must a northerner. Fools check his name again then you can tell where he is from. Immorality is condemn by both xtianity and islam. Devil worshiper!!!!!!

  13. To be very Frank, The imam should be concerned with his job in d army barrack and leave Calabar people alone. If we have to see what is moral and immoral I think Nigeria will not be suitable for all of us to stay. One man’s meat is another man’s kpomon. I beg If u can’t look u have right to close ur eyes and let those who want to enjoy themselves. Calabar can’t do what just only Imam want to d detriment of others. I beg make una let d matter rest.

  14. The calabar carnival so to speak is not promoting immorality or devilish concept as been described by the Imam.
    Carnival all over the world attract tourism which is equal to investment, which ultimately leads to income creation, employment generation and rapid growth economic index and development.
    Therefore good leaders all over the world with divine wisdom sort alternative ways of economic survival which the Calabar carnival is a example.

    The Imam can support windows and the poor without blurring a trumpet and receive divine blessing without having to condemn the calabar carnival or the good government and good people of Cross River State.

    Thank you the government and people of Cross Rivers for the introduction and sustenance of this great innovation which has invariable induced love and peace in the south south region Nigeria and not hatred.

  15. A Million-thanks to the government and good people of Cross Rivers state for the annual calabar carnival. We need to be vigilant and improve our security system against the enemies of humanity who are envious and jealousy of our culture and heritage.

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