We are compelled to issue this rejoinder in the interest of truth and the need to educate coming generations on the source of the insurgency and destruction that currently bedevils Nigeria. On Friday 4th September, 2020, Mr. Femi Abbas, a well known publicist for the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, wrote an article in the Nation Newspaper titled “How Gowon took Nigeria into OIC”. In the said article, Mr. Abbas attempted unabashed revisionism of history and unhidden distortion of facts.

It is with mixed feelings that the National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) received the news of yet another Constitutional Review, proposed by the 9th Assembly. This would be the 5th Alteration in 20 years as previous Assemblies have undertaken similar exercise usually with a budget of one billion Naira. This humongous budget, at a time when the country is on the brink of another recession, is worrisome.

With reference to the resolution of the Leadership Team of CSMN on 13th June, 2020, it is necessary to remind members and supporters of the Christian Movement of their obligations as follows:

1. Monthly contribution of N500 to run the Movement and its activities. The account details are: Christian Social Movement of Nigeria, Zenith Bank, 10 14 13 83 50
CSMN Statement of Accounts are available at: https://csmnigeria.org/statement-of-account
(Donation can be monthly, quarterly, or annually)

Conference Report

The General Assembly of the United Nations on May 28, 2019 adopted Document A/73/L.85 and passed a resolution proclaiming 22 August as International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on their Religion, Belief or Faith, amongst other matters. According to a UN Report, “by terms of the text ‘International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion, Belief or Faith,’ the Assembly invited all Member States, the United Nations and other international and regional organizations, as well as civil societies and the private sector, to observe the International Day.”

Following the 2020 edition of the United Nations approved International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion, Belief or Faith otherwise known as International Day of Religious Freedom (IDORF) on 22nd August, 2020, our attention was drawn to two disturbing news release by two inter-faith organizations. On 23rd August, 2020, a relatively unknown group called “The Youth Christian and Muslim Forum of Nigeria (YCMFN)” issued a Press Release which says “allegations of Christian genocide in Nigeria by All-Party Parliamentary Group in the United Kingdom (APPG) is false and misleading.” https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/08/allegation-of-christian-genocide-in-nigeria-false-misleading-says-inter-faith-forum/


We thank all the Christian brethren who contributed to bring relief and succour to Christians affected in the ongoing genocide by Islamic insurgents in Nigeria.

In particular, we thank the Ministry that donated N1 million to support this project. They wish to remain anonymous. May God reward them and all the donors openly.

NCEF Responds with Petition to Inspector General of Police; Ardo Bulama must be arrested and prosecuted for treasonable felony.

A disturbing voice note was circulated in the Social Media sometime in August 2020 of a certain Fulani man named Ardo Bulama. Speaking with hate and fury in Hausa, Ardo Bulama repeatedly swore that all the indigenous ethnic nationalities in southern Kaduna and all the Christians in Nigeria shall be killed. He threatened that “Any law enforcement agent that enters this our fight between Fulani and Christians I swear he is not part of our fight but if he enters we will finish him.”

The meeting held on ZOOM was well attended by Christians both home in Nigeria  and in the Diaspora. The platform attendance was oversubscribed such that many interested participants were denied access at cutoff. This was an indication of the Christian community’s great concern about the killings going on in Southern Kaduna.

Christian Social Movement of Nigeria (CSMN)
is inviting you to a conversation of the conscience tagged:

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.