The Superintendent General of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor Williams F. Kumuyi, has debunked speculations that Nigeria could be Islamized.
Some Nigerians have expressed fears that the unprovoked killings of non-Muslims in the North, lopsided appointments by President Muhammadu Buhari and reign of terror unleashed on communities across the country by suspected Fulani herdsmen, are part of a sinister agenda to Islamize the country.
But Pastor Kumuyi, who spoke to journalists at the Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar, when he arrived Cross River State for his church’s three-day revival programme, said the process of turning Nigeria into an Islamic state can be very tedious and cumbersome.
He said, “Imposing one religion on a country takes a long process and as such, nobody can Islamize or Christianise Nigeria”.
Reacting to the alleged killing of Christians, the cleric said no religion encourages the killing of others, so the reported killing of Christians in some parts of the country has to be investigated before reaching a conclusion on who carried out the killings.
He said, “We are passing through a stage though this is one of the worst recessions in the country and we cannot put the blame on one thing or person as the cause of it because different things contributed at different times to the climax we have now”.