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Okogie condemns Islamic banking…Says it could fuel religious tension

Posted on 01 July 2011

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie, has condemned the ongoing move by Federal Government, through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to endorse the commencement of Islamic Banking in Nigeria, saying such an action was capable of fueling religious tension in the land.
In a release signed by the Director of Social Communications, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Very Rev. Msgr. Gabriel Osu, Cardinal Okogie, said the frantic effort by the CBN Governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido to ensure the speedy take-off of the scheme, through the promoters, JAIZ Bank was part of the grand plan to turn Nigeria into an Islamic State……………………………………….Full Article: Source

 
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