A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Solomon Asemota has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of privatising the educational sector in the hands of only the Fulanis and Islamist Jihadists.
The former member of the presidential advisory committee on national dialogue said the president has consistently proved that he belongs only to Muslims and the Fulanis.
Asemota insisted, during an interview with Journalists, that “Nigeria has been Islamised”.
“Let me tell you, as Nigerians, we have the right to comment on issues that are of great importance to the nation, especially when our elected representatives choose to be silent,” he stated.
“While we were worried about the lopsided appointments in the security services, we also noticed that the education sector had been privatised in the hands of only the Fulanis and Islamist Jihadists.
“Virtually all strategic federal educational appointments have gone to persons with Islamist Jihadist tendencies as heads in the universities, polytechnics, colleges of education, University Admissions Board, educational funding and policy departments, etc.
“Our concern is not about the job and appointments but the fundamental Islamist Jihadists’ agenda that is playing out in Nigeria. What the list of students’ admission will look like in the nearest future in our nation, with an Islamist Jihadist in charge of JAMB, we are constrained to ponder.
“During the 2015 election, a major apprehension was the possibility of President Buhari dividing Nigeria along religious lines.
“This apprehension has now been justified as the president officially completed the last phase of the Islamisation exercise by instituting a strong Islamic foundation throughout the Nigerian education sector.
“Most functional Boards in the Civil Service are headed mostly by Muslims and Fulanis, which is becoming a threat and danger to the very foundation of Nigeria. We, as Christians, pray that God will save us from the hands of the Islamist Jihadists. We appeal to Mr. President not to set a record as the most insensitive President ever in the history of Nigeria.
“Mr. President assured the nation during his inauguration that he belonged to everybody: “I belong to everybody, I belong to nobody.”
Mr. Solomon Asemota has been described as a man who calls a spade a spade; one who does not hide under the bushel.
He had once lamented that what kept Nigeria on her crippled knees since 1914 is the institutionalisation of homemade colonialism which has bred greed and gluttony, looting, arrant impunity, mutual suspicion and the divide-and-rule Machiavellian tactics of the ruling elite.