The Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima, has said he intentionally picked an Igbo Catholic man as his Chief Security Officer and a northern Christian as Aide De Camp to dispel claims that the incoming administration of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will Islamise Nigeria.
Shettima disclosed this on Saturday while speaking at the inaugural lecture of the incoming administration in Abuja.
The former Governor of Bornu State wondered why the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who has not Islamised his family could Islamize Nigeria.
Why explaining that his candidacy with Tinubu is backed by necessity, the former Senator stressed for the fact that he chose a Christian as his Aide De Camp is an indication of his religious tolerance
“I was a child of necessity, there is no Islamisation agenda. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a Muslim who is married to a Christian, not only a Christian but a pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
“Someone who has not Islamised his family, people are alluding that he has the intention to Islamise the nation.
“Politics is about perception. As we begin the formation of a new administration, I deliberately picked an Igbo man, a Catholic, to be my chief security officer.
“For inclusivity and togetherness, again I deliberately picked a northern Christian to be my ADC. So the so-called founder of Boko Haram is going to be protected by….”, he stated.