Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has disagreed with the Sultan of Sokoto, Mohammed Saad Abubakar on his statements that Christians are not being persecuted in Nigeria.
The Sultan had earlier disclosed that the concerns being raised by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) over the treatment of Christians around the country are false.
Recall that CAN had backed the inclusion of Nigeria by the US in the list of nations that tolerate religious persecution, saying that the US was not blind to the alleged killing and alienation of Christians in key political appointments.
But, speaking at the closing ceremony of 77th annual Islamic vacation course (IVC) organised by the Muslim Society of Nigeria (MSSN) at Bayero University, Kano, the Sultan of Sokoto countered CAN, the Sultan of Sokoto was quoted to have said that “It is a lie to say Christian’s are being persecuted in Nigeria,if such persecution really exists, such is supposed to be tabled at the Interfaith Forum where Muslims and Christians leaders meet periodically to discuss issues that would promote harmonious coexistence between the two religions.”
Meanwhile, reacting to the statement of the Sultan on Thursday, Fani-Kayode tweeted, “With respect to your Majesty, you are wrong.
“To say that Christians are being persecuted in Nigeria is actually an understatement. They are not just being persecuted, they are being slaughtered.”