Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has maintained that the rumours making the rounds in the media that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was planning to Islamise Nigeria was untrue.
He called on Nigerians to shun such report, saying that there was no plan to convert the country to Islamic state.
Recall that few weeks ago, a group known as the Igbo Leaders of Thought accused President Muhammadu Buhari of sponsoring Fulani herdsmen to kill Nigerians because of his pursuit to Islamise the country.
But speaking when members of the Student Christian Movement of Nigeria (SCM) paid a courtesy visit to him in his office in Abuja, Osinbajo said Nigerians should disregard such rumour, declaring that “Nigeria can’t be Islamised”.
He further enjoined religious bodies to channel their energies towards proffering panacea to the numerous challenges facing the country.
While noting that the opportunities were far much more now than they were in the past, Osinbajo stressed the need for young people to take responsibility for their future and be creative.
Earlier, the National President of SCM, Rev, Eric Ighalo, lauded the government for its social interventions such as the N-Power initiative and the conditional transfer scheme.
Ighalo expressed the willingness of the body to partner with government in several areas including serving as government ambassadors in their constituencies.