Osinbajo tells Christian leaders to stop hate messages



Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has blamed hate between various groups for the killings of innocent citizens and destruction of properties across the nation.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has warned Christian leaders in the country to refrain from preaching hate messages.

Osinbajo gave the warning on Tuesday, February, 7, when declaring open the 14th National Biennial Conference of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, The Nation reports.

He said the hate between various groups and people have led to killings of innocent citizens and destruction of properties across the nation.

The acting president noted that the burden of faith for Christians is to fulfill the mandate by preaching the love of Jesus Christ.

He condemned the notion that the federal government was silent on the Southern Kaduna crisis.

Osinbajo disclosed that the federal government had given Kaduna state Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, the free hand to resolve the crisis.

He said the failure of past administrations to stop religious and ethnic killings could be attributed to failure of the criminal justice system.

“Our greatest enemy is hate. In the past few years, we have seen the most brutal killing of men and women.

“The history of blood and religious conflict extends to every Nigerian government," Osinbajo said.

Meanwhile, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has lashed out at the minister of information, Lai Mohammed for calling on religious leaders to desist from preaching hatred.

In a statement released on Tuesday, February 3, the religious group accused the federal government of turning a blind eye to the killing of Christians in the country while also attacking Mohammed for allegedly accusing them of lying