- Mohammed stressed that instigating regime change outside the ballot box is not only unconstitutional but also an open call to anarchy.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has issued a strong warning to religious leaders in the country noting that it is impious for them to call for disintegration which could trigger unintended consequences.
Mohammed noted that though religious leaders have a responsibility to speak truth to power, however, he opined that such truth must not be wrapped in anger, hatred, disunity and religious disharmony.
According to the Minister, calling for a violent overthrow of a democratically-elected government is not what any religious leader should engage in.
Mohammed stressed that instigating regime change outside the ballot box is not only unconstitutional but also an open call to anarchy.
Lai Mohammed Issues Strong Warning
He urged religious leaders to refrain from stigmatizing the leader they had never supported using allegations of nepotism.
The minister said whatever challenges Nigeria may be going through at the moment could only be tackled when all leaders and all Nigerians come together. He said such challenges could not be tackled when some people arrogantly engage in name-calling and finger-pointing.
You will recall that the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah had alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over a country with prospects of a failed state.