ABUJA, Nigeria – The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Saturday expressed confidence that it would be impossible for anybody to use religion to divide Nigeria.
NAN reports that the minister expressed the confidence in Lagos at the Anglican Diocese of Lagos 2019 Centenary Cultural Day and Award Ceremony.
According to Mohammed, performances at the event by different ethnic groups in the diocese are indications that the unity of Nigeria is not negotiable.
“What I have seen here today has again confirmed my belief in the indivisibility of this country.
”These performances have shown us how much we are united, as opposed to how much we are divided.
“I want to thank the diocese for making me to appreciate the fact the church is playing a very big role in uniting the nation.
“It is impossible for anybody under the aegis of religion to divide this country,” he said.
Recall that the national leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN had warned that attempts by the Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria and its likes to Islamise the country will fail.
According to CAN, such action will be vehemently resisted.