Islamic Group Accuses Tinubu Of Operating A “Christian-Christian” Govt


The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has accused President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of operating a “Christian-Christian” government.

According to the group, the president has also refused to select the best skilled and talented Muslims across the country for appointments.

The Executive Director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, made the comment at the just concluded national conference of the Supreme Council for Shari’ah in Nigeria (SCSN) at the National Mosque, Abuja, with the theme, “Matters arising from 2023 elections and associated socio-economic challenges.”

Akintola questioned why Tinubu hasn’t been picking the Muslims on political appointments but instead picks the Christians.

He said: “What we observe is that the government is operating a Christian-Christian government, and we have made it known to the government. The signs are very clear. Even CAN came out to congratulate Tinubu for giving them juicy appointments.

“We disagree with Tinubu on the issue of appointments, if the president can hold this policy of saying is giving the best talent, the best skilled and couldn’t find those hands amongst the Muslims then it is an insult to the Muslims.

“Somebody found Oloyede, Pantami. Are there not Muslims in the South West and they have been complaining because they weren’t given appointments. Many of them are also politicians who struggled for Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“The president didn’t spread his nets to Muslim constituencies, Muslim areas. Why is it that he only sees skilled Christians and doesn’t see talented Muslims that is a minus for any government because it means you have been training only the Christians?

“What have you been doing with the Muslims? These are people who are denied education, particularly in the South West. We suffered before we could gain admission, but we are saying the president is not searching well enough. Did Bola Tinubu consult the Supreme Council for skilled Muslims?”

Speaking on the economy, Akintola said: “He made promises, but we do not see any results. There is a free fall in Naira; the masses are suffering. If in 6 months there is no result, I think we should be asking questions so that the government can review it.”


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