An Islamic human rights organisation, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has appealed to the Buhari government to ignore the allegation made by the visiting Turkish leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

 

 

 

Climaxtrend had reported that Erdogan had told the Nigerian media that Turkish terrorist organisations that tried to remove him from office were in Nigeria.

 

But MURIC, in a statement signed by Ishaq Akintola, its national director, advised Buhari to only key into the pragmatic gains of Erdogan’s visit rather than dissipate energy on a wild-goose chase.

 

MURIC said that those groups being described as terrorists by Erdogan have been in Nigeria for over 20 years building primary, secondary schools, universities, hospitals, engaging in humanitarian services, assisting poor Muslims to meet religious obligations like hajj and sacrificial animals.

 

 

“We heartily welcome the bilateral agreements signed by Nigeria and Turkey as they have the potential to boost economic and military advancement in both countries,” MURIC said.

 

“However, we take the Turkish president’s allegation that there are Turkish terrorists in Nigeria with a pinch of salt. It is false, baseless and of no consequence whatsoever.

 

“We are aware of the existence of Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists in the country but we reject the attempt to label innocent Turkish citizens as terrorists just because there is a political difference between them and their president.

 

 

“He derailed by veering into the issue of opposition members from his country who reside in Nigeria. He should have ignored them.

 

“Erdogan’s humongous Muslim hero image [will not] becloud or diminish MURIC’s commitment to protecting Allah-given fundamental human rights of Muslims in Nigeria, be it individual or group. This is where the issue of protecting the rights of members of HIzmet in Nigeria comes in.

 

“Or is it terrorism to build hospitals and establish schools? The terrorists that we know (Boko Haram) blow up schools and hospitals. Is it terrorism to build boreholes for public schools? Is it terrorism to assist Nigerians on hajj and sacrificial animals? Erdogan is our hero as a defender of Islam but his allegation of terrorism against these people does not hold any water at all.

 

 

“What we know of them is that they build primary and secondary schools, universities and hospitals. They also engage in humanitarian services, assisting poor Muslims to meet religious obligations like hajj and sacrificial animals.

 

“They have been in this country for more than 20 years (even before Erdogan became Prime Minister) and some of the institutions established by them in Nigeria are two decades old already. A coup which allegedly occurred in Turkey five years ago while these people were still in Nigeria should not be hanged on their necks.

 

“Unfortunately they are already being punished for what took place in their absence as they are not allowed to return to Turkey ever since the coup. Members of their families (wives, husbands, children, etc) who are in Turkey are not allowed to travel out to join them.

 

“We can understand the sentiment felt by any Muslim who regards Erdogan as a hero.

 

“Nonetheless, FG deserves accolades for securing eight bilateral agreements with Turkey. Some of the agreements include security, energy, mining and hydrocarbons.

 

“We advise FG to key into these pragmatic gains of the visit rather than dissipate energy on a wild goose chase. FG should ignore the allegation because Erdogan has no single shred of evidence. It is false, baseless and of no consequence whatsoever.”

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  1. We advise FG to key into these pragmatic gains of the visit rather than dissipate energy on a wild goose chase. FG should ignore the allegation because Erdogan has no single shred of evidence. It is false, baseless and of no consequence whatsoever.”

  2. We advise FG to key into these pragmatic gains of the visit rather than dissipate energy on a wild goose chase. FG should ignore the allegation because Erdogan has no single shred of evidence. It is false, baseless and of no consequence whatsoever.”

  3. We advise FG to key into these pragmatic gains of the visit rather than dissipate energy on a wild goose chase. FG should ignore the allegation because Erdogan has no single shred of evidence. It is false, baseless and of no consequence whatsoever.”

  4. But MURIC, in a statement signed by Ishaq Akintola, its national director, advised Buhari to only key into the pragmatic gains of Erdogan’s visit rather than dissipate energy on a wild-goose chase.

  5. Climaxtrend had reported that Erdogan had told the Nigerian media that Turkish terrorist organisations that tried to remove him from office were in Nigeria

  6. Thanks for the update Climaxtrend The Jigawa State Government says it has introduced another way of paying the retirees their benefits to ease their sufferings.

    This was stated by the new Executive Secretary of the Jigawa State and Local Governments Contributory Pension Scheme, Alhaji Kamilu Aliyu, while addressing the beneficiaries on the payment of October retirees.

    Climaxtrend reported that Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar had sacked Hashim Ahmad Fagam for allegedly sponsoring protest over APC local Government Congress and replaced him with Alhaji Kamilu Aliyu.

    According to the new pension board boss, the scheme will henceforth be paying retirees monthly unlike previous arrangements where the scheme is paying the retirees quarterly.

    “Whenever the number of those who retired reached 150 to 200 in a month, we will, therefore, process all their entitlements and pay them,” he said.

    He explained that the aim was to reduce their sufferings and overcome crowd whenever the scheme was making the payments.

    According to him, two hundred (200) Civil servants retired from service for the month of October and they were paid N331,698,679.62 as their benefits.

    “Forty-seven beneficiaries from the state service will be paid N99,709,300.88 as retirement benefit; 52 from the local council will be paid N72,653,344.43; while 22 from LEAs will be paid N26,756,781.76.

    “For death benefit, 15 retirees from the state will get N38,721,150.32; 14 from local councils will be paid N27,270,456, while 18 from LEAs will get N47,645,102.

    “For death pension balance, nine beneficiaries from the State will be paid N9,184,100.32, six from local councils will be paid N1,613,361.61 while five from LEAs will be paid N6,895,301.26.

    “Also, for a refund of eight per cent contribution, 12 beneficiaries from the State will be paid N1,249,781.04,” Aliyu said.

    He also assured that the scheme would continue to ensure prompt payment of retirement benefits when due.

  7. some of the institutions established by them in Nigeria are two decades old already. A coup which allegedly occurred in Turkey five years ago while these people were still in Nigeria should not be hanged on their necks.

    “Unfortunately they are already being

  8. “However, we take the Turkish president’s allegation that there are Turkish terrorists in Nigeria with a pinch of salt. It is false, baseless and of no consequence whatsoever.

  9. However, we take the Turkish president’s allegation that there are Turkish terrorists in Nigeria with a pinch of salt. It is false, baseless and of no consequence whatsoever.

  10. An Islamic human rights organisation, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has appealed to the Buhari government to ignore the allegation made by the visiting Turkish leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

  11. Climaxtrend had reported that Erdogan had told the Nigerian media that Turkish terrorist organisations that tried to remove him from office were in Nigeria.

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