Apostle Suleiman blows hot on removal of CRK from school curriculum, warns Buhari

President of the Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has expressed outrage at the removal of Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) as a subject of study from the secondary school curriculum, describing it as a move by President Muhammadu Buhari to Islamise Nigeria.

Recall that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) complained about the development during its meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The delegation led by its President, Rev Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, also listed demands on the matter and other burning issues in a letter delivered to Osinbajo.

In a statement issued on Sunday by Phrank Shaibu, spokesman of the church, Apostle Suleman, stated that the decision to scrap CRK as a subject in the curriculum but only to be studied as a theme in civic education while leaving Islamic/Arabic studies as a subject to be studied in the secondary school curriculum, is a deliberate plot by the Buhari administration, among other schemes, eliminate Christianity or at best reduce it to insignificance in Nigeria.

“The new curriculum which is the brain-child of the Nigerian Educational Research Council and which is mischievously crafted to force Islamic Studies down the throat of non adherents is unjust, discriminatory, a subtle attempt at islamization, and therefore unacceptable,” the statement said.

“This is a well orchestrated and articulated plot. Let nobody try to fool Nigerians that it was a mistake or a coincidence. Why is it that CRK would be removed as a subject to be studied from the secondary school school curriculum while Islamic/Arabic studies is retained? This is a plan from hell and it shall not stand”, he declared.

Apostle Suleman also noted that the policy has been introduced at a time when Fulani herdsmen are on rampage in parts of the country and just before so called Arewa youths gave Igbo people living in the North to quit before October 1.

“Over 7000 people have been killed by these Fulani herdsmen with our security forces unable to stop the bloodshed. So called Arewa youths backed by some discredited elders have also issued a treasonable ultimatum to Igbo people without any reprisals from the Buhari government. So, is it a coincidence that Christian Religious Knowledge has been expunged from the school curriculum?” he queried.

Apostle Suleman called on the Federal Government to reverse the “offensive” policy and immediately restore Christian Religious Knowledge to the curriculum while commending the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) for being at the forefront of seeking to redress the anomaly.

“This evil policy must be reversed immediately. What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. Christain Religious Knowledge (CRK) must be restored to the school curriculum. And I’m happy that the CAN has taken up the battle to ensure that those who seek to banish our faith do not succeed. We will continue to speak out until satan and his agents are put to shame”, he declared.

Similarly, he called on the government to stem the tide of consistent attacks by Fulani herdsmen as well as deal with those giving ultimatum to people from an ethnic group to vacate the north.

“For long, Fulani herdsmen continue to kill, rape and burn people’s homes without restraint. In the event that the safety of an ethnic group cannot be guaranteed in any part of the country, then Nigerians should know that it is not a coincidence. And my God shall not fold arms while the devil and his children seek to destroy the destiny of Nigeria”, he declared.

“We have the strength of character, the courage and the conviction to mount a sustained campaign in defence of justice, and in defence of our religion. We will not give up our religious practice because of someone else’. Nigeria belongs to us all and not for a few bigots who currently occupy positions of authority,” the cleric added.

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Apostle Suleiman blows hot on removal of CRK from school curriculum, warns Buhari

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  • DR YAKUBU MAFULLUL
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    THE NEW POLICY ON EDUCATION, THAT REMOVES CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE FROM THE EDUCATIONAL CURRICULUM IN NIGERIA, IS NOT SURPRISING, GIVEN THE TRENDS WE HAVE OBSERVED OVER THE YEARS, GEARED FUNDAMENTALLY TOWARDS THE BLATANT ATTEMPT AT ISLAMISATION OF NIGERIA. INDICES OF SUCH ATTEMPTS CAN BE SEEN IN MR BUHARI’S POLITICAL APPOINTMENTS INTO PUBLIC OFFICES (INCLUDING THOSE THAT AFFECT EDUCATION-JAMB, MIN OF EDUCATION), WHICH ARE MAINLY TILTED TOWARDS MUSLIMS, THE ISLAMISATION OF THE ARMED FORCES AND GENERAL SECURITY APPARATUS/SERVICES, THE JUDICIARY, THE FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE, AND, THE BLATANT GENOCIDE OF CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES ACCROSS NIGERIA BY MUSLIM HEARDSMEN, AND OTHER NEFARIOUS/MORBID PERSONS AND ORGANISATIONS, WHO ARE PURELY A TRAINED MILITIA WITH AN ISLAMISATION AGENDA. THE CLEAR LACK OF WILLINGNESS OF THE BUHARI GOVT TO ADDRESS ALL THE INJUSTICES METED OUT TO CHRISTIANS, HIS REFUSAL TO GRANT AUDIENCE TO CHRISTIAN LEADERS, APPEALING FOR JUSTICE, ALL SUPPORT THE VIEW THAT THERE IS A CALCULATED AND DELIBERATE ATTEMPT TO DECIMATE THE SECULARITY AND FREEDOM OF RELIGIOUS ASSOCIATION IN NIGERIA. A WORD OF WARNING TO THE POWERS THAT BE, THAT WHEN THEIR ACTIONS LEAD TO RELIGIOUS WAR, THEY AND THEIR FOLLOWERES WILL ALSO SUFFER, NO ONE WILL BE EXEMPT. REMEMBER THE SAYING IN HAUSA, “TSUNSU DA YA KAWO RUWA, RUWA ZAI DAKE SHI” AND I ADD, THE IBO SAYING: “THE CHILD WHO WILL NOT LED HIS MOTHER SLEEP, WILL ALSO NOT SLEEP”. AS A CODICILE TO MY STATEMENT, MR BUHARI, WAS DESPERATE IN HIS SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO BE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA, ONLY PEOPLE OF DISCERNING MIND, COULD SEE HIS ULTERIOR MOTIVES. HE AND HIS FOLLOWERS BY THEIR ACTIONS ARE STANDING AGAINST THE LORD GOD OF HEAVENS AND LORD OF ALL POWERS, BUT IT SHALL NOT BE VERY LONG THEIR PLANS WILL COME TO NOTHING! FOR NOW LET ALL BELIEVERS AND CHRISTIANS IN NIGERIA DO THE RIGHT PRAYER FOR BUHARI AS HE RECEIVES TREATMENT FOR HIS ILLNESS IN EUROPE?BRITAIN (LET THE READER UNDERSTAND WHAT I MEAN). THANK YOU.

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