INTERNATIONAL DAY OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
THEME: UNFOLDING GENOCIDE IN NIGERIA
A few days ago, National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) issued a Press Release announcing the setting up of Lay Faithful Trust Fund for the purpose of supporting Christian advocacy and intervention. We thank the NCEF for the bold and timely step.
The violation of the Federal Character Principle, enshrined in Section 14(3) of the Constitution, by the current Federal Administration, particularly as it relates to Security Units, constitutes double jeopardy for the Christian community in Nigeria.
1. National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) wishes to express heartfelt condolence to the families and individuals affected in the genocide recurring in southern Kaduna amongst the Christian indigenous ethnic nationalities. The recurring decimal of violence and destruction against the Christian communities in northern Nigeria, Middle Belt, and in the other parts of the country is clarion call for Christian alert and proactive response.
Date: Saturday 22nd August,2020
Time: 5:00pm [WAT]
ZOOM Link: https://zoom.us/j/91765086251?pwd=NklqeTVUNmYrNUpFeElSSk1RQmszUT09
Meeting ID: 917 6508 6251
CHRISTIAN SOCIAL MOVEMENT OF NIGERIA (CSMN)
DIRECTORATE OF POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE
The next meeting of Christian Social Movement of Nigeria on Mobilization and Harmonization of Christians for effective participation in Politics and Governance shall take place as follows:
Saturday 25th July, 2020
ZOOM Online platform. Join the meeting:
The black man has always been a ‘sufferhead’ since the 15th century when slavery was introduced and sanctioned by European countries in the 17th century. In between, slaves were transported to the Americas when slavery stopped it took some time before the practice was halted in Africa. The last race to accept that slavery was a crime against humanity was the Arabs but they continued in the trade until amalgamation. Lugard wrote “Slavery in Northern Provinces: I cannot here deal at any length with the subject of slavery, but the question of labor supply so intimately affects the development of Nigeria, that a few words regarding it will not be out of place. It was mentioned in paragraph 2 that in 1900 when the Administration of Northern Nigeria reverted from the Chartered Company to the Crown, large armies led by Fulani chiefs annually raided for slaves, and had depopulated the country. With the conquest of the Moslem States, these organized raids were put to an end. By the abolition of the ‘Legal Status’ of slavery, a slave had power to assert his freedom.
The proposed Control of Infectious Diseases Act 2020 meant to update the nation’s laws appropriately and safeguard the lives and well-being of all Nigerians have a number of areas in the Bill that violently infringe on the clear provisions of the Nigerian constitution in the areas of human rights and civil liberties and portend grave dangers to our physical, mental, and spiritual health.
Although there are several editorial lapses in the bill, we will like to focus on the two major issues of serious concerns to us. These are (one) several instances of summary abrogation of human rights, dignity and civil liberties; and (two) the issue of mandatory vaccination with the possibility of chip-implants being employed in the areas of vaccine delivery, certification, and surveillance.