FCT Minister Nyesom Wike Threatened Over Rumoured Plan to Demolish Abuja National Mosque

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In recent news, some misinformed Islamic extremists have issued threats against Nyesom Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), over rumours of a plan to demolish the Abuja National Mosque.

Among others, one Islamic scholar and social media influencer, @MFaarees_ tweeted: “Demolishing Abuja National Mosque? Someone should tell Wike this is not Rivers or any other southern state, Ubansa yayi kadan ba shi bah! It’s Tinubu’s fault for giving this religious bigot the FCT.”

The controversy surrounding the Abuja National Mosque began when rumours spread regarding the government’s plans to demolish the mosque. These rumours triggered a wave of concern among Islamic extremists, leading to threats against Minister Nyesom Wike. It is important to note that these threats are based on speculation and have not been confirmed by any official sources.

However, Minister Nyesom Wike has vehemently denied the allegations that his administration intends to demolish the Abuja National Mosque. In a recent meeting with the Board of the National Mosque, Wike clarified that the revocation order issued to religious organizations was not targeted at any particular group. He emphasized that the order was aimed at changing the landscape of the territory and discouraging criminal activities. Wike expressed his support for the maintenance of national monuments, including the National Mosque, and urged religious leaders to promote unity and peaceful coexistence.

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Islamic leaders have expressed concern over the rumoured plan to demolish the Abuja National Mosque. The Chairman of the National Mosque, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, sought clarification from Minister Wike regarding the status of the mosque’s plot. Abubakar also appealed for support in completing the ongoing renovation of the mosque, which had been initiated by the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) before the inauguration of President Tinubu’s administration.

Recall that recently, popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Gumi had called the FCT Minister and former governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, a satanic person. While rendering a sermon at a gathering, Gumi said Christians and their infidels cannot be trusted with Nigeria’s security. https://9newsng.com/wike-is-a-satanic-person-christians-cannot-be-trusted-with-nigerias-security-sheik-gumi/

It is crucial to highlight the prevalence of misinformation and political manipulation in this situation. Minister Wike has refuted claims that he ordered the demolition of any mosque during his tenure as the governor of Rivers State. These allegations, according to Wike, are politically motivated and spread by his opponents. It is important to approach such claims with caution and verify information from reliable sources.

National monuments, such as the Abuja National Mosque, hold great cultural and historical significance. They represent the rich heritage of a nation and serve as symbols of unity and diversity. The maintenance and preservation of these monuments are essential for preserving the nation’s identity and promoting social cohesion. It is vital for the government and religious organizations to work together to ensure the protection and upkeep of these national treasures.

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Islamic extremism poses a significant threat to peace and stability in many parts of the world. It is crucial for governments, religious leaders, and communities to work together to address these challenges effectively. Promoting interfaith dialogue, fostering understanding, and countering extremist ideologies are essential steps towards building a tolerant and inclusive society. The responsibility lies with the government and every individual to reject extremism and promote harmony.

In light of the threats faced by Minister Wike and the Abuja National Mosque, it is imperative to prioritize the security of religious sites. Governments must take proactive measures to safeguard these places of worship and ensure the safety of worshippers. Enhanced security measures, such as surveillance systems, regular patrols, and community engagement, can help deter potential threats and maintain a peaceful environment for all.

To address the current situation, it is crucial to foster open dialogue and constructive engagement between the government, religious leaders, and the community. Rumours and speculation only serve to fuel tensions and create division. By promoting transparency, providing accurate information, and encouraging unity, stakeholders can work towards a peaceful resolution. It is essential for all parties involved to prioritize the well-being and harmony of the community above all else.

The threats against Minister Nyesom Wike over rumours of a plan to demolish the Abuja National Mosque highlight the importance of addressing extremism, promoting tolerance, and safeguarding religious sites. It is crucial for governments, religious leaders, and communities to work together to counter extremist ideologies and foster an environment of peace and harmony. By prioritizing the maintenance and preservation of national monuments, such as the National Mosque, we can celebrate our cultural heritage and build a society that values diversity and inclusivity.

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