Again, CAN Accuses Govt Of Planning To Islamise Nigeria
The Christian Association of Nigeria has accused the Federal Government of floating the Sukuk Islamic bond with the intent of secretly Islamising Nigeria.
To this end, the Christian body wants the laws and framework behind the bond abrogated.
It vowed to seek legal redress if that was not done.
CAN General Secretary Rev. Musa Asake made this known in a statement on Tuesday.
The group alleged that the government is trying to sell the nation to Arab countries through the Sukuk.
"The Christian Association of Nigeria has been protesting against this aberration since the Osun State Government, under Governor Rafiu Aregbesola, embarked on this violation of the Constitution.
"Rather than stand in the defence of the constitution, it is disappointing to note that the Federal Government is pursuing what is an outright confirmation of an Islamisation agenda.
"The recent floating of Sukkuk Bond by the government is not only sectional but illegal and a violation of the Constitution. Every law that has been promulgated to back the Sukuk issuance and promote an Islamic banking system in Nigeria is ultra vires, illegal, null and void.
"“Therefore, the manipulations and scheming to smuggle the country into a full blown Islamic state should stop; these manipulations became apparent with the smuggling of Nigeria into the Organisation of Islamic Conference in 1986 by the Ibrahim Babangida military junta,” Asake said.