Stop Deceiving The Whole World; Always Tell The Truth, Group Tells Sultan

Christians under the aegis of TEKAN/ECWA have urged President Goodluck Jonathan to ignore a statement credited to the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, alleging marginalisation of Muslims in the country, saying Nigeria will be great only if leaders like the Sultan will tell the truth.

The Sultan was recently reported to have spoken at a national prayer session organised by the NSCIA where eminent Islamic scholars gathered to pray for peace and security in the nation that if the government can address injustice against Muslims, the seemingly intractable security challenges will be surmounted, adding that Muslims are not happy, but willing to support the government in its efforts towards peace and stability.

In his reaction, National Head of TEKAN/ECWA bloc of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Rev. (Dr.) Emmanuel Dziggau argued that if the head of NSCIA was serious, he should identify those marginalizing Muslims in the country.

The group described the Sultan’s claim of marginalization which was widely reported, as inciting, explaining further that a close look at the statement could be interpreted to mean that unless the perceived injustices against Muslims are addressed there will be no end to the current insecurity in the country.

“We are yet to overcome similar statements by an eminent Muslim politician who vowed to make the nation ungovernable if he was not pronounced winner of the 2011 presidential election. When the CAN leadership called for his arrest for making such inflammatory statement many Muslims accused him of heating up the polity, but today Nigerians know those who are heating up the polity,” the statement added.

The group therefore warned traditional, religious and political leaders in the North against such inciting statements capable of motivating uninformed Muslim fundamentalists into killing innocent adherents of other faiths in the name of fighting perceived injustices.

“We therefore call on the Federal Government to call the revered Islamic leader to order before another Islamic group will begin another round of terrorist attacks on innocent Nigerians perceived to be marginalizing Muslims as the Sultan had claimed,” TEKAN/ECWA pleaded.

It maintained that the Christian community in the North in particular and other parts of the country which has been at the receiving end of several untold injustices in the country is, however, happy that the recent adoption of over 275 schoolgirls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok has loosed many tongues who had hitherto remained silent.

“Over the years, Christians in the North had cried themselves hoax over discriminatory laws which had made it impossible for them to practice their religion without let in accordance with the tenets of the 1999 Constitution. As a deliberate matter of policy most core northern governments have refused to sign Certificates of Occupancy, C of O, for Christian organisations to build churches.

“It is also a well known fact that governments in the region have also deliberately discriminated against Christians in appointments into government service for the simple reason that nobody will speak on their behalf. There are several cases of elected Christian politicians who were suspended on some flimsy excuses and who have not been reinstated despite numerous pleas for justice.

“It is only the truth that will save this nation from the present morass that we have inadvertently found ourselves. For far too long we have pretended and lied to ourselves. We must therefore take advantage of the Chibok schoolgirls to tell ourselves so home truth for a proper and true healing process,” the statement said.

Continuing, Dr. Dziggau said: “Nigeria and the international community must appreciate the leadership of CAN for his unwavering efforts to restrain Christian youth from retaliating numerous unprovoked attacks, institutionalised marginalisations of Christians in the hands of political, religious and traditional leaders.

“Our appeal to His Eminence, the Sultan, is for him to ensure that truth is being told at all times even of it hurts, rather than deceiving the whole world with this story of marginalisation of Muslims.

Nigeria will be great only if leaders like the Sultan will tell the truth at all times and in all situations because if there is any seemingly marginalisation of Muslims, it’s the traditional, political and religious leaders of Northern extration who have pauperised and marginalised their followers that have led to the current mass poverty in the region. [Vanguard]

23 Comments

  • With the increasing numbers of educated people from the northern part of nigeria,they should know the implication of embracing terrorism as protest against their acclaimed injustice.Nigeria belongs to the four navigational areas that make up the country.The presidency should not be assumed to be the birth right of any region.

  • LET HIM EXLAIN D INJUSTICES. IS IT FORCEFUL CONVERSION OF CHRISTIAN TO MUSLEMS, BURNING OF CHURCHES, KILLING OF CHRISTIANS, MARGINALIZATION OF CHRISTIANS DURING POLITICAL APOINTMENTS, REFUSAL TO ELECT A MORE QUALIFIED CHRISTIN INTO POLITICAL OFFICE BCOS OF RELIGION, RAPID PROMOTION OF MUSLIMS IN D ARMY OR REFUSAL TO ALOW RELIGION CONT DURING CENSUS AND YET CLAIMING TO B MORE DAN CHRISTIANS OR REFUSAL TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST HOLIGANSM AND MILITANCY IN THEIR DOMAIN OR MAKING INFLAMATORY STATEMENTS AGAINST CHRISTIANS. LET HIM B SPECIFIC.

  • LET HIM EXLAIN D INJUSTICES. IS IT FORCEFUL CONVERSION OF CHRISTIAN TO MUSLEMS, BURNING OF CHURCHES, KILLING OF CHRISTIANS, MARGINALIZATION OF CHRISTIANS DURING POLITICAL APOINTMENTS, REFUSAL TO ELECT A MORE QUALIFIED CHRISTIN INTO POLITICAL OFFICE BCOS OF RELIGION, RAPID PROMOTION OF MUSLIMS IN D ARMY OR REFUSAL TO ALOW RELIGION CONT DURING CENSUS AND YET CLAIMING TO B MORE DAN CHRISTIANS OR REFUSAL TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST HOLIGANSM AND MILITANCY IN THEIR DOMAIN OR MAKING INFLAMATORY STATEMENTS AGAINST CHRISTIANS. LET HIM B SPECIFIC

  • HE IS A FRUSTRATED MAN. WHAT IF IN D SOUTH WE HV FEW MUSLEMS CHRISTIANS START TO RESPOND D SAME WAY. WIL MUSLEMS EXIST IN NIGERIA? MY PRAYER IS FOR HIM TO REPENT FROM HIS EVIL WAYS EMBRACE CHRIST AND B BAPTIZED AS A CHRISTIAN.

  • Who is fooling who,here Funny but true, 85% of Nigerians wealth is in the hands of Muslims and Northerners, yet they cry everyday for marginalisation.
    ** Vice President -North.
    ** Senate President -North
    ** Speaker House of Reps – North.
    ** PDP National Chairman – North.
    ** Head of Service – North.
    ** INEC Chairman – North.
    ** Inspector General of Police – North.
    ** CBN Governor – North.
    ** Chief Justice of federation – North.
    ** President Court of Appeal – North.
    ** EFCC Chairman – North.
    ** President Federal high court – North.
    ** National Security Adviser – North.
    ** Chief of Defense Staff – North.
    ** Controller, Customs Service – North.
    ** Controller Prison Services – North.
    ** Richest man in Africa – North.
    ** 85% of Petroleum Marketers in Nigeria –
    Northerners.
    ** 80% of Oil Block Owners in Nigeria –
    Northerners.
    ** 99% of beggars in Nigeria – Northerners
    ** Boko Haram – North.
    Yet, the Poorest states in Nigeria and
    Educationally backward areas in Nigeria are in the North.
    Now, ask yourself, what is their problem they will have to re-think….
    can u imagine, na wa oooooo……

  • I can swear that CAN is not a religious group rather a group of money worshippers who can do any evil to get the money. When Jonathan’s Confab membership was nominated the Christians were more than Muslims. Even when a group of Muslims leaders visited Jonathan on that issue he didn’t deny it indicated that he did that because Christians in Muslims dominated states did not sponsor Christians to Israel.

  • We are even crying that GEJ gave all Fed. appointment to the north because Urhobo the 5th largest tribe in 9ja. We worked for GEJ but since 2011 we did not have any Fed. appointment. I knew Sultan know whe Shekau is because of recent he and the Islamic world sent him a letter to release the girls. So they can reach him & Shekau is hiding among the Muslims.

  • What is the problem of theses muslim ppl, how beautiful and glorious would it be if the world is without Islam!

  • The problem with these nincompop religious bigots southerners is that they don’t anything apart from the shit they r fed with and made to believe. Educated illiterates qualify u people. Products of brainwash. U better move out of ur cocoons and move around Nigeria so that u.ll know what actually transpires round the country. Bunch of fools!!!

  • God has the final say! Let everyone pretend to know God and pretend too to hate evil. We know those who have being killing people in and out of season.SALAM’alikum

  • I know dia problem, dia problem is every country dat is ruled by a muslim d country’s flagg is flagged @ saudi arabia which dey’v bin doing but during obj & now GJ s not a muslim nijia flagg is not flagged n saudi arabia. Dat is dia big problem (presidency) & its killn dem slowly.

  • Islam is simply an antichrist, simple as that, cos the evil being done to nigerians were mostly from muslims, Islamic foundametalist, Nigeria should break to three lets muslim north go & things will be settled let them go & be killing themselves coz this is too much to be. We are not colonised by Arab Soudi arabia or any islamic country.

  • Religion can not safe any one. Religion is not by force, sword or by using deadly weapons on innocent people. Let people choose themselves. Satanic people with blood sucking religion.

  • If am liying let the Quaran be translated to english for every to read u will understand better. Sultan of Sokoto himselve is a cheif terror

  • Awon abori ma bowa, they all hostile even whenever u are chatting with them, u’ll just see that hostility & terrorism in them, u see their comments now when they see the post. Watch out

  • By the time we break now, they will then understand that they have nothing in that their desert land. They raised children like termites hawking & begging all arround the street, they are the most beneficiaries of nigeria economy still they were complaining causing a great harvoc. They are simply a disaster to the nation.

  • CAN is one of the major problems in Nigeria. It claims to be religious body but practically political. Why are we pretending? Boko Haram is sponsors by non-muslims under the disguise of muslims to tarnish the image of muslims. CAN and Jonathan are fully aware of it but they pretend. Sooner or later Allah will definitely expose and disgrace them to the whole world to see the true picture of the whole story insha Allah. Islam is a religion of peace and it is an innocent of what people who do not care to find out the true claimed it to be. Hilary Clinton of America recently told the whole world on CNN that al-Qaeda that the media always call international islamic terrorist organization was created and funded by CIA-AMERICA. May Almighty Allah safe Nigeria from evil and munafiqious elements. Amin.

  • Compare the reasoning of just one muslim againt the myriad of christians in this forum and you’ll weep for christianity because obviously there’s christianity, but there are no christians because it seems no one understands the faith, there is no such thing as morals and convergent opinion. Once it has to do with Islam, everyone loses his head and you’ll see them pour insults from every angle as if that is the only thing they are taught. I am surprised because the situation is the same everywhere and one muslim’ll just step forward and even remind them of what is written in their bible. For me, i think the church needs to otganise training for their followers because what we’re seeing is as shameful as it is absurd. It’s funny they don’t ever add to knowledge but spend valuable time insulting like the devil. It’s so crazy!

  • Tanx Ola Wilson for reminding them. Its just that they re too blind to c the greed n covetous nature of their leaders.Their leaders use religion to cover their injustice. May Allah open their eyes.

  • Thank God,now everyone can hear from the horses mouth,this is de origin of terrorism in Nigeria. Tell me if this type of comment can be heard from sultan,then who else! Northern leaders are terrorists. Hater of democracy. They don’t have moral courage to speak well of their own country for peace to reign. Their only happiness is that: if all christians can be killed in Nigeria,n Nigeria government belong to them (hausa muslim) wit Sultan becoming the monarch,then it will be equity in governance,then,all things will be alright. Proffering solution to Nigeria terrorism problem this is where to start with !

  • @ “The Truth Is Bitter”,so called but u don’t know it. U r just a coward n a nice corpse. Look, there is a saying that “if u cannot c urself n only c others,then u don’t suppose to live”. That ur religion without faith n respect for humanity its nothing,in short U don’t hv religion, u r worshiping idol frankly. U r known to be the enemy the opposer right from the beginning of life. We r now use to u. Only what we r telling u is dead is not life,stop killing!!check urslf de world over,terrorism every where, no one order than Islamic extremist.

  • Yes He is right we’ve been through injustice, and we are merged in one place saying that we are against injustice, selfishness, and insurgent Govt. let the presidency be for all not for only single region or religion, why is it that all the times you like creating contradictions and most especially against muslims, in fact you are among the reason that Nigeria found it self in it’s current situation, that you are always self centred, are we non Nigerians, I can see it, when ever an Islamic cleric talk about an issue you’d be antagonist to it and miss direct his message, or rather be a better christs a peace lover but not reserving pluffs for your counterpart muslims. Nigeria faithful mushasj

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