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Highlights From The Statements Of A Group Of Retired Military Generals And Other Eminent Christian Elders







HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE STATEMENTS OF A GROUP OF RETIRED MILITARY GENERALS AND OTHER EMINENT CHRISTIAN ELDERS UNDER THE AEGIS OF NATIONAL CHRISTIAN ELDERS FORUM (NCEF)



1.        Called on Nigerian leaders to tread softly to avoid a pending implosion.

2.        Expressed sadness that Nigeria was drifting towards a needless conflict that could culminate in another war, if not well managed

3.        Observed that “conflicting signals emanating from the Presidency and the Senate as well as the unrelenting attacks of Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen,”have not helped the situation,

4.        Noting that the Presidency appeared to be at war with itself and aconflict with the National Assembly.

5.        Said, ‘’It’s preposterous that with the wide expanse of land available in the North, government is sponsoring grazing reserves for Fulani herdsmen across the nation

6.        Apart from the injustice of government promoting one trade over and above other business interest groups in the country, cannot understand the rationale behind the action of some state governors who are willing to release the ancestral land of their people as grazing reserve.

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7.        Said, “If grazing reserve is a must for the Fulani herdsmen, instead of ranching which is the international best practice, recommends that Sambisa Forest should be given to the Fulani herdsmen.”

8.        Noted that the nation appeared more ill than the President, hence,urged that more prayers and intercession be made to the Almighty God for Nigeria.

9.        Also noted that the real problem with the country is that JIHAD has been launched in Nigeria and Islamists that have been interfering in the governance of the country using “Taqiyya” (approved deception) as “Stealth/Civilization Jihad” and Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen as violent Jihad, are relentless in their pursuit of eradicating democracy in Nigeria.

10.      The objective of the Islamists (Political Islam) is to supplant the constitution of Nigeria with Sharia ideology as the source of legislation in the nation. The nation is in the throes of Jihad,”

11.      The subtle attempts to undermine the office of the Acting President, as evidenced by an unguarded statement recently by a government functionary, is an indication of a competing ideology which is conflicting with democracy.

12.      Noting that, our founding fathers signed on in Nigeria as a democratic country in order to guarantee justice, equality and fairness for all citizens. They did not sign on for a Sharia ideology that promotes discrimination, persecution, division and oppression on the basis of religious belief and sectional ethnic identity.

13.      Therefore, the NCEF is calling on all Nigerians, at home and abroad, to join in the call for the supremacy of the Nigerian Constitution. Every action of the present administration that violates the Constitution, particularly Section 10, Section 38 (1) and Section 14 (3) which specifically relates to the principle of federal character inappointments should be reversed and all cases of injustice, inequality and unfairness in government appointments should be redressed forthwith,”

14.      Noted that almost every key position in security and education is held by Muslims from the North, arguing that such “is a flagrant violation of Section 14 (3) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

15.      Meanwhile, the Security forces are unable to arrest and prosecute the Fulani herdsmen while Boko Haram operates unabated. We demand compliance with the constitution.

16.      The NCEF is alarmed at the audacity and impunity of the Islamists in Nigeria to attempt to forcibly transform Nigeria from a democratic nation into an Islamic theocratic state. The NCEF wishes to alert Nigerians that all the sectional appointments in security and education are not mistakes but intentionally designs to place Islamists only in strategic positions in Nigeria.

17.      Noted that This brazen attempt at Islamization of Nigeria has extended to the introduction of Religion and National Values subject which denigrates Christianity and promotes Islam.

18.      The NCEF joins in the demand that Christian Religious Knowledge, CRK and Islamic Religious Knowledge, IRK, revert to the original status as stand-alone subjects

19.      Appealed to the Islamists that want to take over Nigeria to leave Nigerians alone to run the nation according to the dreams and aspirations of the founding fathers

20.      This statement was signed by leaders of NCEF, which include,Elder Solomon Asemota, Gen. Joshua Dogonyaro (retd), Gen. ZamaniLekwot (retd), Elder Moses Ihonde, Gen. T. Y. Danjuma (retd), Elder ShyngleWigwe,Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife,



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