The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has dismissed reports
that President Muhammadu Buhari has plans to Islamize Nigeria.
Osinbajo gave the assurance that neither Buhari nor anyone
in the present government has plans to compel any single religion on the
He however noted that over 20 Christians are presently in
the president’s cabinet.
He said “I have interacted with this man Buhari, he is an
honest man, he has no intention whatsoever of imposing his religion on anybody
“In our cabinet, there are 20 people who are Christians, 18
who are Muslims and our Head of Service (Winifred Oyo-Ita) is a Christian from
“The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (Boss
Mustapha) who is the highest civil servant is also a Christian.
“They are only spreading propaganda and they are trying to
discredit the man (Buhari) but they are telling a lie.”
He stated this while addressing a massive crowd during his
unique Family Chat at Kurudu, FCT
Osinbajo said the liars had earlier accused Buhari of
sponsoring Boko Haram to attack the Jonathan government.
“In 2015 when we were coming into office, they said this man
(Buhari) is the one sponsoring Boko Haram, they said it was because he didn’t
mean well for Jonathan’s government, but it was a lie because on 24th July,
2014, Boko Haram attacked Buhari in Kaduna, killed 82 people including seven of
Buhari’s relatives who were with him.”
“That is the same Boko Haram that they claimed he was
sponsoring but now everybody knows that his not behind Boko Haram, the same
Muhammadu Buhari is the one who drove Maitatsine out of this county, when
Maitatsine was in this country and he is doing same thing to Boko Haram.”