Nyesom Wike, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, has dismissed charges that he is anti-Islamic practise in Nigeria.
Wike stated that his administration is not enacting “laws that are against Islamic alignment.”
He was speaking to members of the Abuja National Mosque Management Committee, who were led by their Chairman, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, the Etsu of Nupe.
Individuals inciting religious sensibilities, according to the minister, were doing so intentionally in order to earn cheap political points.
According to Wike, “In Nigeria, I have no reason to incite hatred towards any one religious group and instead should support anyone who is fighting for a noble cause.”
He did, however, assure that the FCT will not hesitate to assist the upkeep of the National Mosque or the National Ecumenical Centre, both of which have been designated as national monuments, and he also urged religious leaders to promote national unity and peaceful coexistence.
”No government will hesitate to support the maintenance of a National Monument, be it for Christians or Muslims.”
Also speaking, the Etsu Nupe requested the Minister to help the National Mosque upkeep project, which he revealed had been postponed for some years.
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