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CAN blasts Islamic council over ‘Islamisation of Judiciary’

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has described as ‘laughable’ the criticism by the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, about the outcry over the alleged plots to Islamise the judiciary.

The Vice Chairman of CAN for the Northern region, John Hayab, slammed the NSCIA for ignoring the realities on the ground.

Earlier, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs accused the leadership of CAN of exhibiting hatred for Islam and destructive propaganda against the religion.

This came amid allegations by CAN over the shortlisting of 20 Justices-designate by the Federal Judicial Service Commission.

But responding to the claims by the Islamic body, Hayab said, “This (criticism) is laughable and a serious display of ignorance from the representatives of NSCIA. They said so many things without sparing a thought for the realities on the ground. The Muslim body also spoke as if its leaders do not have any good knowledge of Nigeria.

“However, we believe they simply want to continue in their mischief and misleading of gullible followers.

“Nigerian Christians are yearning to see the day a true census of people, workers and every group will be done in this country; at least some lies will be put to rest.”

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