The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, has insisted that nobody can Islamize Nigeria.
National Publicity Secretary of PFN, Bishop Gospel Isong, insisted that Nigeria can’t be Islamized through the proposed establishment of Fulani radio.
Addressing journalists yesterday in Calabar, Cross River State, Isong said there was no cause for alarm.
He said: “Nobody can Islamise Nigeria; it is impossible. Nigerians should not be afraid. For me, I dont think this can happen. What former President Olusegun Obasanjo said about ‘Fulanisation’ of the country is not new.
“Other ethnic groups and the governors of South-South, South-East and South-West should also ask the Federal Government to grant them licenses to establish ethnic radio stations.’’
He, however, lamented the worsening security situation in the country, stressing that what was happening now was not different from the situation that snowballed into the Rwanda genocide.
He said: “The bane of this country is social hypocrisy and political sycophancy. Nobody is honest, nobody is speaking the truth.
“Politicians have polluted the pulpit. They have penetrated the church and other religious places. The church must retrace its steps by pulling out of the political circle. The closeness is such that they cannot be separated.
“People in government should stop campaigning from the pulpit. If they have any message, they should call church leaders and talk to them.”
Isong urged Nigerians not to lose faith, insisting that Nigeria still had better days ahead, after 20 years of uninterrupted democracy.