"God would have made everybody Christian or Muslim if He wanted to, so nobody can Islamise Nigeria". These were the words of the Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar. He said all the rumours about turning Nigeria into an Islamic nation were not only unfounded, they were also impossible. He believes any attempt to do such will be trying to play God which is impossible. 

The Sultan, who is the President-General, Jamatu Nasril Islam (JNI), made this known at a lecture. He stressed the need for Nigerians to set aside ethno-religious differences and be committed toward peace and development of the nation. He reinforced that no JNI action was aimed at fighting the government, any group or religion. Why would anyone think it is possible to force one religion down the throats of others in a religiously diverse nation like Nigeria? 

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