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Don’t allow desperate politicians use you to destroy Nigeria – Wike to Imams

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Nyesom Wike has cautioned Islamic leaders against allowing desperate politicians to use them to destabilise Nigeria.

This was as Wike assured them of ensuring everybody gets justice during his term as minister, stressing that he would not victimise any religion.

He spoke while receiving Dr Tajudeen Adigun-led Committee of FCT Imams Initiative on Wednesday.

Wike vowed to move the federal capital forward in line with the mandate of President Bola Tinubu.

According to Wike: “I will ensure that justice is done to all at all times. As a government, we cannot work alone. We must partner with all relevant stakeholders. What is important is for us to move FCT forward.

“Like you rightly said, we have different people in the FCT, and it is our responsibility to provide a conducive environment for all. We didn’t come here with any colouration of victimising any religion or anyone. The mandate of the President is to ensure Abuja attains the dreams of its founding fathers.

“You have to be careful as religious leaders; don’t allow politicians, those who are desperate and those who think that if they are not in power, Nigeria must come down to sell or distort information.

“Anything you are not clear about, do not hesitate to ask; this is what you heard, what is the position? But if you follow propaganda by political leaders, then you are not doing anything meaningful to yourself.

“Politics is over. Don’t allow those who want to use propaganda to scatter the country. Political losers. They are working against the peace, but we all need peace. Without peace, we cannot go to the mosques or churches. A president has emerged. It is for you religious leaders to now pray for God’s guidance upon him to succeed because if he fails, it will affect all of us.”