Ministries, Apostle Johnson
Suleman, has expressed
outrage at the removal
of Christian Religious
Knowledge as a subject of
study from the secondary
school curriculum, describing
it as a move to Islamise
The cleric in statement
issued yesterday by Phrank
Shaibu, his Communications
Manager, stated that President
Muhammadu Buhari with
this new policy has confirmed
that he is out to Islamise the
country soon after being
sworn in on May 29, 2015.
According to Suleman,
the decision to scrap CRK as
a subject in the curriculum
but only to be studied as
a theme in civic education
while leaving Islamic/
Arabic studies as a subject to
be studied in the secondary
school curriculum is a
deliberate plot by the Buhari
administration, among
other schemes, to eliminate
Christianity or at best reduce
it to insignificance in Nigeria.
The new curriculum
which is the brain-child of
the Nigerian Educational
Research Council and which
is mischievously crafted to
force Islamic Studies down
the throat of non adherents
is unjust, discriminatory, a
subtle attempt at islamization,
and therefore unacceptable.
“This is a well orchestrated
and articulated plot. Let
nobody try to fool Nigerians
that it was a mistake or a
coincidence. Why is it that
CRK would be removed as
a subject to be studied from
the secondary school school
curriculum while Islamic/
Arabic studies is retained?
This is a plan from hell and it
shall not stand.”
Apostle Suleman also
noted that the policy has
been introduced at a time
when Fulani herdsmen are
on rampage in parts of the
country and just before the
so-called Arewa youths gave
Igbo people living in the
North an ultimatum to quit
before October 1.
“Over 7000 people have
been killed by these Fulani
herdsmen with our security
forces unable to stop the
bloodshed. So called Arewa
youths backed by some
discredited elders have
also issued a treasonable
ultimatum to Igbo people
without any reprisals from
the Buhari government. So, is
it a coincidence that Christian
Religious Knowledge has
been expunged from the
school curriculum?”
The cleric therefore called
on the federal government
to reverse the offensive
policy and immediately
restore Christian Religious
Knowledge to the curriculum
while commending the
Christian Association of
Nigeria for being at the
forefront of seeking to redress
the anomaly.
He said: “This evil
policy must be reversed
immediately. What is sauce
for the goose is sauce for the
gander. Christian Religious
Knowledge must be restored
to the school curriculum. I’m
happy that CAN has taken
up the battle to ensure that
those who seek to banish our
faith do not succeed. We will
continue to speak out until
satan and his agents are put
to shame.”
Similarly, Suleman called
on the government to stem
the tide of consistent attacks
by Fulani herdsmen, as well
as deal with those giving
ultimatum to people from
an ethnic group to vacate the
“For as long as Fulani
herdsmen continue to kill,
rape and burn people’s homes
without restraint. In the event
that the safety of an ethnic
group cannot be guaranteed
in any part of the country.
Then Nigerians should know
that it is not a coincidence.
And my God shall not fold
arms while the devil and his
children seek to destroy the
destiny of Nigeria.
“We have the strength of
character, the courage and
the conviction to mount
a sustained campaign in
defence of justice, and in
defence of our religion. We
will not give up our religious
practice because of someone
els. Nigeria belongs to us all
and not for a few bigots who
currently occupy positions of
Suleman said bigotry, hate
and intolerance by anybody
– be he or she a Muslim,
Christian, Buddhist or Jew –
is indefensible and should be
Suleman said it is the
collective duty of all Nigerians
to oppose and despise all
bigots in power, just as he
called for a law to punish
bigotry severely enough, so
as not to make it fashionable
or normal in the eyes of our
The church then demanded
a return to the old curriculum,
which will give pupils of the
Christian faith all the moral
teachings that Christian
Religious Knowledge offers.

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  • Fr. Ken Evurulobi


    Funsho may you try to understand the question correctly and
    then you can proceed to give an answer: Why is it that CRK would be removed as
    a subject to be studied from the secondary school school curriculum while
    Islamic/ Arabic studies is retained?

    Be that as it may, I think Apostle Johnson Suleiman is in a
    better position to know those who are bent on and have worked hard to Islamize
    Nigeria than accusing President Muhammadu Buhari.

    In case he is not aware, Apostle Johnson Suleiman should try
    to discover what the Muslim Brotherhood stands for and identify the real
    members of this cult. President Buhari does not belong here. Nevertheless,
    there are chances that he could be unconsciously influenced.