Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has said that religion ought to be absolutely a private affair and ought to be taken out from public spaces.
According to Fashola, religious practices, for example, praying in the public ought to stop and religion ought to be practiced exclusively in religious centres, in the hearts of people and at homes.
The former Governor of Lagos State expressed this while handling questions on Channels Television on the same faith ticket of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
As per Fashola, even with a Christian Vice President and a Muslim President as of now in charge of the nation, individuals are being killed in churches and in the mosques.
As indicated by him, “My position about religion has been made known on different platforms. I think religion should leave the public space and go back to where it belongs… to the homes and the religious centres.
“There’s too much religion in our public lives. No nation has survived by valorising religion.
“It’s a private thing. Praying in the public and all that should stop …there have been a Christian vice president [Prof. Yemi Osinbajo] under a Muslim President [Muhammadu Buhari] and sadly people were killed in the church, priests were murdered.
“Same way Muslims have been murdered. Neither the President nor the vice president wants these things to occur. But it has nothing to do with our faiths. Those who do it in the name of our faith are not members of our faith.
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