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The General Overseer of Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo, has condemned the introduction of Arabic language as a course in Nigerian universities by the government.

Addressing his members at the Church’s headquarters in Ota, Ogun State, Oyedepo warned against such decision, saying Nigeria is a secular and not an Islamic state.
Oyedepo said such action was being perpetrated by some unpatriotic elements to foment trouble which may lead to war.
We wondered at the, “intellectual virtue” in the introduction of Arabic language in Nigerian universities when it cannot be used to, “run any course in Management science.”
According to Oyedepo, “The introduction of Arabic language as part of general studies curriculum in universities is unacceptable, it’s a gross miscalculation, Nigeria is a secular state not a Christian or Muslim state.
“Warning goes to all involved from this platform to revert the decision.
“We have no problem with Islam, we have lived together over the years but some elements are taking cover over religion to foment trouble.
“Nigeria shall not see war, our life shall no longer drain human blood, God will silent every perpetrator of war in Nigeria
“National Assembly should urgently decide if Nigeria is a secular or an Islamic state. No group of people have the right to rewrite the constitution of Nigeria behind us, its too sacred to be ignored.
“I can’t see the intellectual virtue in allowing Arabic language when it can’t be used to run any course in Management science.
“Nigeria is not a Christian or Islamic state but it’s a secular state. If you want to worship stones, trees, fish go ahead. It’s a free state and shall remain so.
“I saw that some unpatriotic Nigerians rising up against the state but I also owe it a duty to declare that it is a dangerous part to toll that will never see the light of the day.
“This nation shall remain one entity. I am warning every element fighting a cause that will never succeed. We are one people living together since we were founded as a nation.
“There shall be no breakdown of law and order in Nigeria and every element taking cover among the herdsmen shall be exposed and brought to justice.”

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  1. Nigerians and their stupidity and blind rhetoric.Nothing wrong with the introduction of languages in Nigeria institutions,this should be celebrated because it would enable Nigerians fluent in languages to seek employment in other countries.Multi-linguists are seen as blessings in advanced countries,why are Nigerians always blind to developmental programmes because of stupidity and foolishness.Languages should be celebrated same way it's done in countries like UK,US and others who make use of talented multilingual citizens to foster development with outside world

  2. I thought this man was knowledgeable!

  3. Arabic is a language and not a religion..we have French , German and now Chinese languages as courses in our Universities, even when non of our communities speak it, yet we study it..what makes Arabic language different?? Even in Arab world, the official language is Arabic and both Christians and Muslims speak it.. Just like French and others, Arabic can be used to teach any subject.Please, let all these political pastors let Nigeria be and stop deceiving Nigerians..

  4. Maybe the pastor doesn't know that some Bibles are written in Arabic.
    His problem is Islamophobia- the cure is in the Bible i.e love your neighbor.

  5. But why its introduction now?

  6. The introduction of Arabic language in Universities clearly bears some ulterior motive. Say what you will, that's the truth.

  7. Why do we like tobcover up truth in this nation. One of the major reason for this country's failure is insensitivity and thoughtless actions by the government and then by the people. Yes Arabic is a language no doubt and it can be studied like any other language can. But the question I'd like to ask is, FIRST OF ALL WHY NOW OF ALL TIMES WHEN THE NATION IS REALLY AT CROSSROADS, WHEN LIKE NEVER BEFORE THE POLARITY IS GLARINGLY VISIBLE??? It sure looks suspicious. SECONDLY WHY WAS IT ARABIC LANGUAGE AND NOT THE HEBRAIC LANGUAGE? Nigerians it is high time we wake up and decide for ourselves if Nigeria is the real deal or not...if there is purpose in this union or not. For purpose defines union. It doesn't matter if you are Christian, Muslim or any other what matters is NIGERIA..

  8. Let them introduce Hebrew language too. So that Nigerians can be employable in Israel. Better wake up... Christians...

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