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I’m Not Against Islam as Federal Capital Territory, FCT Minister – Nyesom Wike



Nyesom Wike has said he is not against the religion of Islam as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.....PROCEED.FULL.READING>>>

He said this when members of the Abuja National Mosque Management Committee, led by its chairman, the Etsu of Nupe, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar on paid him a courtesy visit on Wednesday, October 18.

During his meeting, Wike refused reports that his office was promoting policies that are against Islamic religious alignments.

He noted that those behind those allegations are trying to score cheap political points.

According to him, he has no reason to instigate hate speech against any religion or religious group.

The minister urged religious leaders to preach national unity and peaceful coexistence.

The Etsu Nupe on his part, urged the Minister to support the maintenance project of the National Mosque, which he disclosed had been stalled for some time now.

The cleric pleaded with the Minister to grant the Committee more time to develop plots of land allocated to it by FCTA.

In response, Wike assured that the FCT will support the maintenance of the National Mosque, or the National Ecumenical Centre, having been declared as a national monument.

“No government will hesitate to support the maintenance of a National Monument, be it for Christians or Muslims,” Wike said.

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