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Nigeria is colonised by Christian and Islamic imperialists


Until I listened to another person on radio, I thought Ustaz AbdulSalam Olayiwola Imam lost his voice. I did not know that it was the harmattan wind that was at work. What should I do to Imam Dr Abubakar Ali-Agan and Imam Dr AbdulHamid Olohunoyin, talking rubbish and nonsense in their Madrasat Muhammad of Friday, December 21, 2019, openly saying that Kwara state belongs to only Muslims, and that the state House of Assembly is dominated by persons who would not approve anything, including Customary Court of Appeal, not supported by Ilorin Muslims? They went as far as adding that agents of African Traditional Religion (ATR) should not be free to go around praying for people in Ọjà Ọba (King’s Market), Ilorin, and that we adherents of ATR are Shango’s children, as if God is not the Father of all and sundry.

Yes, I will give them dirty slaps. Their utterances indicate how Muslim and Christian conspiracies are destabilizing Nigeria. The late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua abused his presidential powers to attack the Boko Haram Muslim community of men, women, and children that did not attack anybody until attacked. Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan took undue advantage of Yar’Adua’s death and abused his own position as the Acting President to truncate rotational presidency against the northwest, pulling on nepotism, Biafra, and Christian Association of Nigeria, thereby compounding the Boko Haram crisis.

The current President, General Muhammadu Buhari (GMB), at his inauguration as Nigeria’s President on May 29, 2015, paid homage to Shehu Usumanu Danfodio, the foremost Fulani jihadist warrior, and went into an all out war against Boko Haram where Jonathan left off. Count the costs in human lives and economic resources, 2009 till date. The question then arises whether genuine democracy and social equity can thrive where Islamic and Christian imperialisms are dominant. Ali-Agan and Olohunoyin are not among the poorest of the poor. Their goal is Islamic propagation and not human solidarity and social justice.

What is your own priority in life: Christian imperialism; religious bigotry, or human rights and social equity? Yes, I know why GMB is reluctant on the N30, 000 minimum wage. He himself has confessed secretly to the Governors that the economy is in shambles. Yet he is unrepentant on the unjustifiable war against Boko Haram and the Fulani herdsmen terrorists are still on rampage, together with the armed bandits, coupled with skyrocketing debts. Hence, as the former President, General Olusegun Obasanjo, said, only fools would vote for GMB in 2019.

Wise and well-meaning Nigerians would rally round Atiku Abubakar to pursue peace for progress, even though the (Fulani) Myetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria is already jittery and insinuating that Atiku would divide Nigeria if elected the President. The herdsmen are not dividing Nigeria; they are ravaging agrarian communities, while their patron, GMB is protecting them. Who will redeem Nigeria from Christian and Islamic imperialisms? Answer, please!
Prof Oyeniran Abioje, wrotes from University of Ilorin.

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