President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday told Catholic bishops that contrary to insinuations, there are no plans by his administration to Islamize Nigeria.
The President spoke through the Secretary to the Federal Government (SGF) Boss Mustapha while meeting the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) in Sokoto.
“There has been a lot of negative propaganda being instigated by outsiders and finds narrative in the church that there is a plan to islamize Nigeria without any credible fact. The issue of membership of Nigeria to OIC, Shariah and farmers/herdsmen clashes had created a lot of suspicion in the minds of the people despite the fact that the problems had existed in the country for several decades”, he said.
The President said both Christian and Muslim religious leaders had been victims of killings in some parts of the country.
He said that the federal government was committed to securing the lives of the citizens.