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NSCIA TACKLES CAN OVER JUDICIAL APPOINTMENT

NIGERIAN SUPREME COUNCIL ON ISLAMIC AFFAIRS (NSCIA) HAS ENGAGED IN VERBAL FIGHT WITH THE CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (CAN) OVER THE LATTER’S POSITION ON THE RECENT SHORTLISTING OF 20 JUSTICES-DESIGNATE BY THE FEDERAL JUDICIAL SERVICE COMMISSION (FJSC) AND OTHER MISGIVINGS.

NSCIA SAID ITS ATTENTION WAS DRAWN TO CAN’S INSINUATIONS AND REBUKES THAT TRAILED FJSC’S ACTION, HENCE ITS DECISION TO JOIN ISSUES WITH CAN.

NSCIA SAID CAN HAS TAKEN PLEASURE IN WICKED STRATEGY AND UNHOLY TACTICS, ACCUSING MUSLIMS OF MARGINALISATION EVEN WHEN MUSLIMS WERE BEING DELIBERATELY AND SYSTEMICALLY MARGINALISED TO CONSOLIDATE ON THE COLONIAL AGENDA OF EMASCULATING MUSLIMS

DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL, SALISU SHEHU, IN A STATEMENT IN ABUJA, YESTERDAY, URGED CAN TO DESIST FROM SUCH ACTIONS FORTHWITH, INSISTING THAT NSCIA WOULD NO LONGER ALLOW THE CHRISTIAN BODY’S FALSEHOOD AND ITS PROPENSITY FOR CHARACTER ASSASSINATION ON THE BASIS OF RELIGIOUS IDENTITY.

THE COUNCIL, RENEWED ITS CALL FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO CONDUCT A FULL-SCALE RELIGIOUS CENSUS OF THE ENTIRE WORKFORCE OF ITS MINISTRIES, DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES (MDAS).

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