Nigeria’s unity depends on you, say northern Christians in Buhari
Former Christians from the 19 northern states and Abuja told President Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retired) on Sunday that the country’s unity depends on him.
The elders, under the auspices of the Northern States Christian Elders Forum, argued that the much desired unity of Nigerians, regardless of their religion and ethnicity, can only be achieved if the president abandons his nepotist costume.
They added that the president must start by basing his appointments not only on religion, relatives but also on competence.
These were included in a statement by NOSCEF through its chairman, Ejoga Inalegwu, released in Kaduna on Sunday.
The religious group also noted that the president could not preach unity “when the infrastructure only targets those who voted for him”.
NOSCEF recalled that former presidents, such as former President Olusegun Obasanjo, have appointed Nigerians across the country based on their skills.
The statement titled “Message from the Forum of Former Christians of the Northern States” read in part: “We join with the President in calling for a united, equitable, just and equitable Nigeria for all, regardless of religion, tribe or ethnicity. origin.
âWe add, however, that unity must first begin with the president himself.
âLet him bring people together instead of just naming from a circle. There are competent hands across religions, tribes, and geographies.
“So we call on the President to trust even the indigenous Christians of his own home state of Katsina to take up government positions, to promote a united nation across religious and tribal lines by not only appointing a section. to key institutions (customs, revenue, general accountant, etc.) or strategic and parastatal ministries so that they can meet and work together and appreciate each other because of their capacities and not the privileges deriving from their religion or their tribal ties with the president.
The organization hailed the ongoing attack on Boko Haram, ISWAP, bandits, kidnappers and other criminal elements across the country, especially in the north.
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