Forcing Muslim governors to declare sharia will lead to another civil war – Osinbajo

Don’t Force Muslim Governors To Declare Sharia, Osinbajo Warns
Nigeria Pastors
Osinbajo said that doing so might lead to another civil war in the
country.
He spoke at the weekend in Osogbo, Osun State at the opening of
greater Nigeria Pastors’ Conference held in Osogbo said that both
Christians and Muslim’s were affected in the killings in the states
being attacked by the herdsmen.
Professor Osinbajo said: “On the killing by herdsmen, we must not
allow narratives, being said about it to survive. We have to handle
it carefully, we may put the country in a civil war if care is not
taken. “When former President Obasanjo was in office, almost 12
states declared Sharia law. What did Obasanjo do about it. He
could not have done more that he did. Many of the governors of
those states then were Muslims.
“Can you imagine if 12 states governors declare Sharia law now
that we have a president, who is a Muslim. We must put
everything going on in the country in context. I am in a position of
getting some information that many are not privileged to get.”
“Our country can only be governed by the wisdom of God. We
must deal with all issues with great care,” he stressed.
“There is a big challenge. Sometimes, it is not always as it seems.
When I went to Benue, I mentioned to them that any attack on
churches is sacrilegious and it should be condemned. I was
probably one of the few persons that spoke about it. Let’s put it in
a context, we must not assume this is an isolated case.
“Deeper life Church was attacked in the North in 2014 and 17
people were killed. Whatever is happening, we must take a broader
look at it. As pastors, when mosques are attacked, we must also
speak up. It is good that we must also speak up,” he counselled.
Commenting on appointment of top security chiefs made by
President Buhari, the Vice President said “I agree fully as far as
security issues goes, we should have a broader approach. There is
no reason why there should not be a review. The President had
said he would address it.
“In River Benue, virtually all the cattle want to go in there for
water. In Taraba, the killer herdsmen and farmers they attacked
are Muslims. It is not entirely fair to say that they are targeting
Christians.
“Any herder found with weapon must be arrested. In the last few
months, we have sent special forces to Benue and and Taraba.
There is greats determination to end the killings and hold
accountable anybody arrested.
“Benue is largely Christians and Zamfara is largely Muslims. I
want us to understand persecution as we see it. The response time
is slow even when we deploy the security for emergency situation.
That is why community policing is important.”
Speaking on why Leah Shuaibu,the kidnapped Dapchi Girl has not
been released, Professor Osinbajo explained that “there were two
factions of Boko Haram. The one led by Shekau and the other
group. “When they were kidnapped, we have to negotiate on all
platforms, both local and international to ensure their release.
“The same government brought back 120 Chibok girls, mostly
Christians by a president that is a Muslim. The rescued girls are
now in American school, in Abuja. We are negotiating daily for
about 80 Chibok girls still in captivity. I am constantly in touch with
the negotiations.”
Commenting on Loans (Sukuk) taken by the Federal government
from Islamic Development Bank (IDB), the Vice President said, “We
should take whatever loans available.
“There is no stringent conditions attached to the loans. We are
using the loans to build 25 roads. We also borrow from the
Chinese. It is confessional loans and the payment period is longer,
about 20 to 25 years. The lending rate is 2 per cent.

3 Comments

  1. Good update

  2. There is no compulsion in islaam

  3. Ok

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