The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Boss Mustapha, has recently cleared the air on the alleged plot of president Muhammadu Buhari to Islamise Nigeria.
Mustapha,during the two-day peace summit organised by the Northern chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), yesterday in Jos,stated that the president has no plot to Islamise Nigeria.
He further added that Nigeria had since 1969 being a member of organisation of Islamic countries,and in 1979,Sharia Law was recognized by the country’s constitution.
“There was a dummy sold to Christians that there is a plan to Islamise Nigeria. If there is truly an Islamic agenda, why is there no Christianity agenda?
“We first had an observer status in 1969; that’s how we first got there (OIC). In 1986, under IBB, was when we graduated from observer status to active full membership.
“By that, we became full members with voting rights and had the right to be voted into office.”
Mustapha further cleared the air as regards the issue of the Islamic Bank,adding that it was initiated by the Obasanjo’s adminstration in 2005.
“Obasanjo took the decision because of the benefits that would be accrued to the country in his best of judgment as the leader.
“And Ngozi Okonjo-Iwela, former Minister of Finance, became the executive director of the bank and since then, every Finance Minister including the present one is an Executive Director of that bank,” he said.