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CAN Finally Breaks Silence On President Buhari Nepotism And Blasts Islamic Council Over Hijab Crisis

It is universal truth that nepotism is corruption and it leads to insecurity, when most competent and metritorious patriotic Nigerians are overlooked to make way for persons of same religious and tribal groups, with the Commander-in-Chief and the President of third nation like Nigeria. The Southern region of Nigeria have always alleged over the years that the President Buhari has consistently embraced nepotism and favoritism in appointments. They insisted he is more restrictive, insular and nepotistic. He relies and prefers the comforting counsellings of those whose demographic data are closer, pbusicall to his native ZIP Code - specifically interns of ethnic OK origin and region. And finally, the Christian Association Of Nigeria (CAN) has echo the same sentiment. 

According to reports, the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) accused CAN for deploying a strategy which they term as a "Scurrilous propaganda" to cause unnecessary tension in the state, after CAN opposed the NSCIA over the recent nomination of 13 Northerners Muslims out of the 20 Jurists listed as Court of Appeal Justices, on the hijab crisis.

Recall that the controversy over the use of hijabs in grant-aided schools in Kwara State suspended school activities for days, as Christians rejected the government directive on the reopening of schools. Students and teachers who resumed in line with the government’s directive were denied access into the school premises as protesting teachers and management staff displayed different placards to express their displeasure over the government’s decision.

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CAN fired back at Islamic Council, noting that the Judiciary was the appendage of NSCIA under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. The Christian Association of Nigeria has described the attack by the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs on the hijab crisis and appointment of Appeal Court Justices as evasive. They also alleged that members of the Islamic council were in charge of affairs, and they are promoter of bad governance, divisiness and injustice in Nigeria under President Buhari administration. They claimed that the constitutional position is that both Christians and Muslims are stakeholders in the country, and votes were not collated on the basis of religion and so far, the government bends and lean towards Muslims in its appointments, and it's unconstitutional for Buhari government not to take into consideration the varied interests of other ethnic and religious groups.

The General Secretary of CAN Bade Daramola called out President Muhammadu Buhari for dividing the nation along ethnic and religious lines, warning that lopsided appointments in government would spell doom for the country’s unity. He warned that unless the Buhari’s administration changed its style of governance, Nigeria might further be faced with crisis.

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