Bishop Gospel Isong, the National Publicity Secretary of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has asked that claims of plans to Islamise Nigeria through the creation of Fulani Radio be dismissed.
Bishop Isong made the remark when he was speaking with newsmen in Calabar, Cross River state.
The Bishop, who is also the General Overseer of Christian Central Chapel International, CCCL said he doesn’t believe the Fulani Radio that is yet to be set up is a clandestine move by the north to Islamise Nigeria.
According to him, “Nobody can Islamise Nigeria; it is impossible. Nigerians should not be afraid. For me, I don’t think this can happen. What former President Olusegun Obasanjo said about ‘Fulanisation’ of the country is not new.
“Other ethnic groups and the governors of South-South, South-East and South-West should also ask the Federal Government to grant them licenses to establish ethnic radio stations.
He, however, bemoaned the worsening state of National security saying what is happening now is similar to what led to genocide in Rwanda.
He said: “The bane of this country is social hypocrisy and political sycophancy. Nobody is honest, nobody is speaking the truth.”
“Politicians have polluted the pulpit. They have penetrated the church and other religious places. The church must retrace its steps by pulling out of the political circle. The closeness is such that they cannot be separated.
“People in government should stop campaigning from the pulpit. If they have any message, they should call church leaders and talk to them.”