Some Nigerians Use Religion To Advance Political Agenda – Buhari

Written by on January 18, 2023

“It’s a problem Nigeria has been struggling with for a long time, and it is completely unnecessary, the Nigerian President said.


President Muhammadu Buhari says some Nigerians hide under the canopy of religious misunderstanding to achieve their political and economic agenda, adding that continuous education is needed so that the larger populace would not be hoodwinked.


The President spoke at Nouakchott, Mauritania, Tuesday, while meeting with Rashad Hussain, United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.

According to a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, the President recounted his private meeting at the White House with former President Donald Trump.

Buhari recalled that Trump asked him, “Why are you killing Christians in Nigeria?” and how he proceeded to tell him that the issue in the country was not religious, but rather criminal, and a usage of religion by some elements to further their economic, and sometimes, political interests.


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