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Christians Attack Sultan Of Sokoto Over ‘Public Holiday’ Declaration

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Christians Attack Sultan Of Sokoto

Christians Attack Sultan Of Sokoto Over ‘Public Holiday’ Declaration

Christians Attack Sultan Of Sokoto – A coalition of 22 Christian groups in Nigeria led by National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) on Tuesday lambasted the Federal Government for allowing Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar declare September 12 as ‘public holiday’ in commemoration of Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

In a statement issued on Tuesday by the chairman of NCEF Mr. Solomon Asemota (SAN), on behalf of the coalition, he stated that it was “very improper for the head of the Islamic faith in Nigeria to announce, declare or extend public holidays.

“We call on the federal government to rise to its task and cease abdicating its responsibilities to the head of a religion. We do not want what happened during the time of Abacha, when Sultan Dasuki was dethroned by Abacha to repeat itself. It should not be forgotten that apart from Christianity and Islam, there exist in Nigeria various traditional religions that are the foundation of our culture as Africans.

“The federal government should continue to play its neutral, non-aligned role in the best interest of the nation. Meanwhile, we await the declaration of the Eid el-Kabir public holiday by the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” the coalition stated.

Other members of the coalition include Nigerian Christian Graduate Fellowship; Think Tank For The Body Of Christ; Christian Lawyers Fellowship of Nigeria; Association of Christian Schools in Nigeria; Students Christian Movement; Christian Professionals Forum; Ministers Prayer Network; International Christian Embassy Jerusalem; Nigeria Evangelical Missions Association and International Prophetic Ministerial Association (Inc. Worldwide College of Bishops and Ministers, Africa, UK and USA).

Others are Intercessors Without Walls; Wailing Women International; Full Gospel Businessmen Fellowship; Nigerian Fellowship of Christian Students; University Joint Campus Christian Fellowship; Nigerian Christian Corpers Fellowship (NCCF); Nigerian Supreme Council For Ecclesiastical Affairs; African Association for Ecclesiastical Affairs; The Preacher; The Messenger and Womb of Intercession International Fellowship.

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