Supreme Council On Islamic Affairs Condemn Nigeria’s Stand On Palestine Issue

Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III

Following the failed attempt of Palestine to be recognized as a sovereign country at the security council of the united nation, the Nigerian Supreme Council On Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has condemned the stand of Nigeria to abstain from voting thereby truncating the effort to resolve the 66 year old crisis.

Addressing a press conference on the issue, the Secretary General of NSCIA, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, wondered why Nigeria who was known for supporting justice, freedom and independence of the nations could deliberately abstain from voting for the emancipation of palestine when it matters most and described the act as mischievous.

He wondered how the country could be involved in transmitting its local crisis of religious divide to the outside world, recalling that General Ibrahim Babangida, a Muslim, restored Nigeria’s relationship with Israel severed by General Yakubu Gowon, who is a Christian, having known that the issue at stake was not religious, why should the present government not do the right thing.

He added that people would understand why USA and Britain voted against Palestine freedom but Nigeria has no excuse.

Pro. Oloyede said the action of Federal Government would not degenerate crisis  Nigeria stressing that it has duty to explained toentire Nigerians why it took such inhuman action against Palestine people who need freedom.