U.S. Visit: Beware Of Greek Gift, Cleric Warns Buhari

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By Jefferson Ibiwale, Benin

The Chief Imam of Benin Central Mosque, Abdulfattah Enabulele, has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari to be wary of Greek gifts from the United States of American government that could be inimical to the cultural and religious beliefs of the African people in desperation to end Boko Haram crisis.

President Buhari departs Nigeria tonight for a four-day official visit to the U.S. and will meet with President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday, and Enabulele is concerned that the U.S. may try to sway the President on Nigeria’s position on gay people..



    The cleric, who led other Muslim faithful to the Edo Government House and were received by the state Deputy Governor, Pius Odubu, advised that President Buhari must not let his determination to end the Boko Haram insurgency into compromising the country’s stance on such issues as guy freedom.

    “America and Europe seem to have found a new civilization in sodomy. They probably believe that the men of Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed either because they were not clever enough or they had no nuclear power with which to fight God,” he asserted.

    The Cleric said that it is now common “for the West to want to impose any newly invented idea by them and considered as civilization on others and cautioned that President  Buhari has to be careful about such an attitude.

    “The Western imperialists have a way of attracting others to their traps with open carrots while hiding the stick. With them, there is no free lunch. Every gift that comes from them is a Greek one. President Barack Obama seems to be desperate in helping Nigeria to get rid of Boko Haram menace, and he has noticed desperation on the part of President Buhari in solving the same problem. No Nigerian interest can ever be a priority for an American president. It is all about self-interest,” he added.

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