Buhari seeks OIC support to resettle IDPs

President Muhammadu Buhari said Thursday in Mecca that the federal government would welcome support from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for its ongoing efforts to rehabilitate parts of the country affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.

Speaking at a meeting with the Secretary General of the OIC, Iyad Madani, Mr. Buhari urged the organisation to send a fact-finding mission to the ravaged states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa to see the damage done by terrorists.

The president told Mr. Madani that the fact-finding visit would help the OIC determine the scope of assistance it can offer to Nigeria for the rehabilitation and resettlement of internally displaced persons.

Mr. Buhari also tasked the OIC to act urgently in support of the restoration of peace, law and order to Libya which, he said, had been breeding the terrorists causing mayhem in West and Central African countries, following the fall of the Ghaddafi regime.

The president said that it was only by educating people properly about Islam that terrorists would be deprived of legitimacy and a basis for the recruitment of followers.

He therefore urged the OIC to assist the federal government in bringing true knowledge and enlightenment to all Nigerians.

The president however agreed with Mr. Madani that Islam had been wilfully misrepresented by terrorists.


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  • AmenWolf

    The only help they can offer him is to build mosques at the IDP camps. That was what they offered the Germans after the Germans took in 1,000,000 Syrian refugees.

    • Oil Watch

      @lorddaniels:disqus

      Na so O! Buhari has now run out of options. He’s not expected to take the
      bait Wole Soyinka offered for him to summon a national economic summit of
      Nigerian economists and oil marketers to think out a solution. For one such a
      summit will imply an admission of failure by the staggering government of
      Muhammadu Buhari, and signal to the international community that Buhari’s
      government is bereft of ideas. Moreover Nigerian oil marketers and economists
      have no lever to activate on oil price even after their talk-shop shall is done.

    • Otile

      That is Islamizarion at its best.

  • FreeNigeria

    make this man stay home and govern. You don’t run a country from overseas.

    • AFRICANER

      You forget, the Fulani stay one place only if there’s food to chop, once the resource runs out, they start running around – nomadic creatures.

      Oil money is running out, so Buhari is on a nomadic quest. Don’t expect him to stay put. It’s begging time around the world. Instead of working with Yoruba cocoa people, Hausa groundnutters, Igbo shoemakers, Jos tomato folks, and so on, to diversify Nigerian economy.

      • FreeNigeria

        Man pikin tire ooooooooo

    • ade law

      @disqus_vNgNHRex1N:disqus

      With much sycophants surrounding – including the slew of slimy journalists scribbling nonsense on-line
      to quarterback Buhari’s un-intelligent moves all over the map, Buhari’s become buffeted and unable
      to wiggle out of a din of lies-telling. When Buhari coughs, a degenerate fellow like Lai Muhammed,
      who does not care for self-respect, will rush to the microphone to say CHANGE has just happened.

      In the context of his status as a prisoner of lies – told on his behalf by journalists on fool’s errands,
      and including heinous lies told also on his behalf by the like of John Oyegun, who hardly thinks,
      President Buhari can never come up with any right mix of reasoned steps to keep Nigeria whole,
      as inflation ravages the poorish Nigerians, in addition to taxes and tariffs; all ill-considered.

    • 9JA IS DYING DEAD UNDER BUHARI

      time for buhari to go is ——-now now—————–with Corruption: • Dollar was 180 and without Corruption Dollar is now 425 • Rice was N8,500 and without corruption it is now N12,500 • Pampers was N1,450 and without corruption it is now N1,850 • Petrol was N87 and available; without corruption it is now N120 and scarce • Garri was N250, without corruption it is now N500 • Transportation was N500 Lagos – Ibadan, without corruption it is now N800 • Poor Electricity, tariff was not increased during corruption, now about 40% tariff increase without corruption but worst power supply • Presidency Food was N1billion, but without corruption it is now N2billion • Presidential Jets maintenance was N600/ year, now N2.5billion in just 4 months without corruption • Aso Rock Clinic maintenance was N500million, now N3.9billion without corruption. • Vice President was paid N75million for reading just books; without corruption the Vice President will be paid N430million • We didn’t pay rent in Aso Rock; without corruption we will be paying a rent of N350million to an invisible landlord. • Rats never ate our budgets, but rats now snuggle fictitious unimaginable figures into our budgets without corruption Brother and Sisters, you will agree with me that one way or the other, we need corruption in this country (sarcasm) just before APC kill Nigeria with their own brand of packaging corruption! Open your brains, not all dogs are straight! # Copied February 23 at 8:26pm · Public

      • takethetrain

        it s got nothing to do with corruption, but new knowledge and info, so him going wont do a thing. lol

    • Otile

      He is wandering about like a typical Fulani nomad which he is.

  • emmanuel

    Abedoye, Bakare and Osinbajo there you go.
    I wish to sincerely thank Aribisala and Bosun Emmanuel for standing on what they believe.
    The last statement, ‘OIC should help the FG to give Nigeria true enlightenment and knowledge? pregnant with huge meanings.

    • Otile

      OIC should keep their nose of Nigeria.

      • takethetrain

        is that OU T, O U T, O, UT? be more specific Miller, as you were during 2010. Is that O as in O Tina or OWE like OWEN?

        • Otile

          You are right, bro. I mean to say that OIC should keep their dirty Arab nose off Nigeria.

      • New Nigerian

        You want to unwind Nigeria’s membership and benefit from OIC, we say go for it! But also remember to unwind the normalization of relationship with Israel that was decided by IBB in concert with that. And make sure you do both democratically

  • Oil Watch

    @disqus_vNgNHRex1N:disqus

    Will BUHARI persuade Saudi Arabia to cut oil output? No!

    In my own view BUHARI may not even achieve the central purpose of his Saudi Arabian tour.
    Today, the Saudi Arabian government announced that production cuts will make no sense

    on the low price of crude oil, thus swatting off Buhari’s proposal to Saudi Arabia to agree
    a production cut and hike price of crude oil per barrel.

    At about the same time the rival
    Iranian government announced there will be no production cuts because Iran
    which emerged from sanctions last July needs to recapture its oil markets which
    were lost to the Saudis and to Nigeria whilst the sanctions lasted.

    Accordingly Ian says it will instead increase
    production by 600,000 barrels per day to raise funds for the 200 billion
    dollars Iran requires to re-delop its five major oil fields. In consequence of
    both announcements, the OPEC aggregate oil price fell today to $28+per barrel
    from $31+ per barrel.

    • CovertNigerian

      At no point was it reported that Buhari asked the Saudis to cut oil production. The Saudis have already indicated a willingness to freeze current production levels if others agree to cooperate. Cutting production is but one tool that can be used to try and raise prices, which is what Buhari’s end goal is.

      • Commento2016

        MY BROTHER, I BEG. THERE’S NO OTHER TOOL TO RAISE PRICE THAN CUT PRODUCTION.

        THE WHOLE CAUSE OF OIL PRICE FALL IS EXCESS SUPPLY AGAINST DECLINING DEMAND.

        • CovertNigerian

          I agree, cutting production is the most effective tool for raising prices but freezing production can stem the fall if the gap between supply and demand stops growing. Other things like raising demand for oil (though obviously not within the power of oil producers themselves) can raise oil prices as well.

        • Otile

          Go ahead and cut the supply, Iran will sure make it up. Buhari’s trip is a wash.

  • michael

    i wonder the kind of enlightenment islam can bring, this is the same enlightenment that brought boko haram. buhari should focus his negotiation with IOC on sharia side of nigeria, we christians in the south don´t need anything islam, we don´t even want islam to be mention in our region, because islam is related to terrorist.

    • takethetrain

      i don’t know which side is whom? lol

    • New Nigerian

      The enlightenement that brought Europe out of the dark ages and gave many first to the world …clock and time keeping, numbers – math and science, the first hospital system, first map of the world, geography and study of planets, stained glass that is now used in churches were from Muslim Morocco and the list goes on…that is what Islam has brought to world civilizations

      • michael

        Islam also brought boko haram, ISIS, Osama bin laden and sharia.

        • New Nigerian

          Ofcourse you know you are being as mischievous as saying Christianity brought Hitler, KKK, the Lords Army, Charles Taylor and all. Islam, Christianity, Judaism – needs no one;s defense. Truth is clear from falsehood. Lovers will always love and haters would always hate – it is a human condition. Peace to you.

      • michael

        islam also brought child marriage, stoning people to dead, and forcing someone to convert to islam or be killed

        • New Nigerian

          Ofcourse you know you are being as mischievous as saying Christianity brought plucking out the eyes, the tooth and the crusades to kill, as well as saying, Judaism is the same as perpetual eslavement of Palestinians in apartheid bantustan enclaves. Islam, Christianity, Judaism – needs no one’s defense. Truth is clear
          from falsehood. Lovers will always love and haters would always hate –
          it is a human condition. Having said that what religion is Naira and Kobo? Or what is the faith of the person who you buy meat from to eat? Or who may even be paying your salary?

          • michael

            i got paid by a christian and i bought meat from a chritian friend, u can defend islam but the truth of the matter is islam is related to violent, look at the war in iraq, syria,lybia,northern nigeria and co, all these war is jihad which is muslims called holy war. i am a christian and proud to be one, jesus thought us to love our enemy as our safe and jesus never teach us to hate or to cut somebody´s hand for stealing or stone somebody for committing adultery. i don´t hate u because u are a musliem but what i hate is muslims forcing somebody to convert or be killed. I had friend from iran who is 45 years this guy was a muslim but converted to christianity and his parents wanted to kill him for being a christian, why must islam support killing people for disagreeing with Quran. i will be happy if you can answer my questions, however, I must commend u for arguing without calling me names or insulting me.

      • Danjuma

        You Mohammedans are professional dreamers

        • New Nigerian

          Islam, Christianity, Judaism – needs no one’s defense against ignorant claims and mis-representations. Truth is clear from falsehood. Lovers will always love and haters would always hate.

      • Otile

        Morocco and Egypt were civilized before the birth of Mohamed and his Islamic religion. Rather no sooner than Islam crept in than the people were set backward. Today those pre-Islamic knowledge have left the Arab world. Today it is Islamic terrorism that rules the Arab world. When doing his begging Buhari should look elsewhere and forget the Arab world, they are no good.

  • Chukwuka Okoroafor

    So after rejecting the offer of Nigeria joining the Arab coalition against ISIS (a group that had been funded by the Saudis to start with), Buhari seems to do an about face by asking the Saudis and the OIC to ‘help’ resettle displaced Nigerians from the effects of Boko Haram. The aim will be to teach devotion to the tenets of Islam and counter the effects of radicalism. If you read the Failed State report, this is what the Americans predicted would happen, that the government, the Sokoto Caliphate, and maybe the Arab World would try to moderate Islam. It sounds great at first glance and maybe it would be if it wasn’t for one thing, that the Caliphate has a Sharia agenda for the whole country. This is to be used to prepare the next generation to vote for a Sharia candidate when the next economic emergency (worse than what we have now) arrives. Let us not forget that the OIC played an integral role in forming the Abuja Declaration of 1989 which is to make Nigeria the launching pad of Islamization of the African continent. Yes, the Arabs are very much part of the new scramble for Africa along with the Chinese, Iranians, Israelis, Russians, and the West. This is even bigger than the first scramble of the 1880s when it was just the West. This will be far more costly and catastrophic for us than the first if we bow down to this and not assume a sense of identity as Nigerians and Africans. Buhari is selling us down the river with these gestures to the OIC. I hope people start to wake up to this soon.

    • Otile

      Islamization is an insidious movement against unsuspecting Africans. Buhari and his Youruba slave traitors are dangerous to African people.

      • Chukwuka Okoroafor

        But you must see them as a danger to the Yoruba and Hausa people as well. Not all support this and it will set all of us up for bloodletting and then neo-colonialism. We must unite against this.

      • New Nigerian

        Is your language of expression here an African language? So according to you you are most dangerous to African people!

    • chukwu michael

      You started well, but for you say Buhari may mean well almost destroyed your thoughtful comment. How can devil mean well for coming into a once God fearing people? There is something we do not know, but those of us who read the Bible with apt attention and understanding knew that such arrangement is pregnant of evil. When you read the Bible, the devil never starts his mission with violence neither would he want you to know the reason for his mission. He starts with subtle question ”Did God actually say”? Buhari had negotiated Nigeria circularity with the devil Religion. ‘If you will fully get Nigeria and other African countries into the OIC, we will do this and that for your country”. With flattering words would deceive the simple minded. God help us.

      • Chukwuka Okoroafor

        It was IBB that got us in. What I meant by Buhari meaning well was that some type of reconstruction was going to happen in the Northeast. The lives of the displaced need to be normalized, But yes there are Christians in the Northeast in significant numbers as this insurgency has showed us. The agenda might be to start stamping out Christianity in the Northeast through the back door.

        • chukwu michael

          [”The agenda might be to start stamping out Christianity in the Northeast through the back door.”] Thanks for the circles statement. For that reason we should be uncomfortable with the visit and proposal. Mohamed was an expansionist. That inclination has not ceased. It is the character of Moslems. It is the characteristic of Anti- Christ. Gifts from the devil fascinates, at the end it assassinates.

          • Chukwuka Okoroafor

            There are Muslims who do respect other’s right to practice their faith freely, this is more of the work of Islamists in Nigeria’s government (and there are some Muslims who are their cheerleaders) that wish to expand Islam using the state.

          • chukwu michael

            And the latter usually carry the day. No true Moslem is moderate. No true Moslem has respect for other people’s religion and their rights. If you see any thing like respect, it is covered with deep rooted hatred and evil mindedness waiting for a slight opportunity to reveal itself. Others show a little respect because they want to be accepted in the International Community and not that they have Godly induced respect for others. You can understand why Trump said they should not be allowed into US. God bless you Okoroafor.

          • Chukwuka Okoroafor

            Some would say the same about Christians to tell you the truth. More fundamentalist Christians, Jews, Hindus, etc also believe in their superiority over other religions. You can hear this from those who call themselves humanists. Also, Trump did say that he believes that the Muslims coming in should be vetted first. A lot of people missed that detail. Anyway, God bless you also.

          • chukwu michael

            It is incontrovertible that Christianity is a superior faith. Besides, no Christian, no matter how fanatical can do that which Boko Haram is doing and that an off shoot of Islamic religion. Paul the Apostle as zealous as he was dropped the garment of violence the moment he became a Christian. That clearly shows the disposition of Christian and Christianity. Any Christian who takes to killing to make his point has deviated from the Christ’s doctrine of Love and peace. The person may hold the bible, but is no longer representing Christ. In this we see the difference between Christianity and Islam, Christ and Mohamed. Fanaticism is a contradiction to Christian life and ethics. The doctrine of ISLAM is kill the infidel, slice their troaths and get a reward.

          • Chukwuka Okoroafor

            The Christian fundamentalists don’t have to kill to be intolerant of other views but I do see your point that at least even with fundamentalists, killing for Christ is rare (except for the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda) but Muslim fundamentalists believe in the sword.

  • TrueNja

    It is a well known fact, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the beacon of Islamic terrorism. Out of 19 U.S.A 9/11 Islamic terrorist hijackers, 15 were Saudis. It is also a known fact, the leader of Al Quada Osama bin Laden was Saudi national. Also, Saudi, Turkey, Bahran and Quatar (all Sunni Moslem countries) were behind the formation of ISIS. It is a known fact, majority of NE IDP are Christians. IOC is a Muslim organization. PMB should understand that without Christians, he won’t be the president today. Nigeria is a secular country and has nothing to do with IOC. We Christians who are the majority in Nigeria do not need IOC assistance. Take religion out of government and face how to improve the worsening economy.

    • New Nigerian

      You want to unwind Nigeria’s membership and benefit from OIC, we say go for it! But also remember to unwind the normalization of relationship with Israel that was decided by IBB in concert with that. And make sure you do both democratically

  • Prophet

    Find out what OIC means first, their mission and how long Nigeria has been an affiliate/member before you bare your ignorance to the whole world.

  • MushinSpeaks

    Better days ahead for the IDPs…

  • Excisionist

    This is APC’s change- Islamization of Nigeria ! What is Judas Osinbanjo’s response to the ongoing active Islamisation of Nigeria? We would like to know. The way the Fulani Oligarchs have behaved wrt OIC clearly shows their insensitivity and utter disrespect for other Nigerians.

    On the other hand, these Islamic religious hypocrites from Arab countries wont put their own house in order first before looking for where else to destabilize. Look at what is happening in the Arab world. Wars and refugees.

    If they have a lot of resources, why not use it to resettle the refugees from Syria, Libya, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia – you name it. Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have not taken a single refugee from Syria, Iraq etc. They are also not contributing financially to help solve the problems these filthy Muslim refugees are creating in Europe and Turkey

    Europe is suffocating from Refugees from Arab and Islamic world who brought with them all kinds of evil, including rape epidemics. That is the result you get from anywhere they put their fingers on. Already Nigeria is suffering from their meddling. But they don’t seem to be satisfied. They want complete destabilization as in their Arab and Islamic countries.

    WHO IS STILL OPPOSED TO THE NEED TO EXCISE THESE STATES FROM THE REST OF NIGERIA. LONG LIVE MAJOR GIDEON OKAR AND Co.

    • New Nigerian

      You do not need to remind us that Pdplutocrats under Jonathan was using
      Boko Haram to excise part away from Nigeria. 36,000+ Nigerians killed,
      14 local government rendered into a separate no-mans land outside of
      Nigeria and the whole North on the verge of being sucked into the evil
      no-man’s land that the ineffectual buffoon was creating through pdp
      militia a.k.a Boko Haram. While at the same time stealing 100s of
      billions to effectively render Nigeria a failed state. God will reward
      you according to your intentions – and that is a fact.

  • chukwu michael

    Here comes the real reason for the Anti-Christ’s promise of peace, prosperity and security. This I said before Buhari was elected. The thief cometh not but for to steal kill and destroy. All those so called Christians and even backslidden Pastors turned Politicians can see who they are dinning with. The evil trinity is showing its head. Buhari is continuing from where Yaradua stopped before he died. IBB, initiated it, Shonekan did not go on with it. Abacha revitalized it, Abdusalam continued it, Obasanjo stopped it, Yaradua re-started it, Jonathan stopped it. Now the main evil who got so much money from Saudi Arabia before his election is gone in person to re-assure them his willingness to get Nigeria back into the evil organization. Shame to those who saw Buhari as a messiah. With our hands we bought the cobra that will destroy us. Buhari is selling Nigeria to full Terrorists Religion. A change from Godliness to ungodliness, change from free worship to teleguided and monitored worship. Change from serving a true God to serving Satan and his agents. Here we are with APC change. Woe to those who call evil good and call good evil.

    • New Nigerian

      You peddle ignorant hate speech.

    • Sir Demo

      Why is a Biafran so much concerned about Nigeria? Take your hatred and bigotry somewhere else pls. The ineffectual Buffon tried it, he failed.

  • Excisionist

    This is APC’s change- Islamization of Nigeria ! What is Judas Osinbanjo’s response to the ongoing active Islamisation of Nigeria? We would like to know.

    On the other hand, these Islamic religious hypocrites from Arab countries wont put their own house in order first before looking for where else to destabilize. Look at what is happening in the Arab world. Wars and refugees.

    If they have a lot of resources, why not use it to resettle the refugees from Syria, Libya, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia – you name it. Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have not taken a single refugee from Syria, Iraq etc. They are also not contributing financially to help solve the problems these filthy Muslim refugees are creating in Europe and Turkey

    Europe is suffocating from Refugees from Arab and Islamic world who brought with them all kinds of evil, including rape epidemics. That is the result you get from anywhere they put their fingers on. Already Nigeria is suffering from their meddling. But they don’t seem to be satisfied. They want complete destabilization as in their Arab and Islamic countries.

    WHO IS STILL OPPOSED TO THE NEED TO EXCISE THESE STATES FROM THE REST OF NIGERIA. LONG LIVE MAJOR GIDEON OKAR AND Co.

    • New Nigerian

      You do not need to remind us that Pdplutocrats under Jonathan was using
      Boko Haram to excise part away from Nigeria. 36,000+ Nigerians killed,
      14 local government renderred into a separate no-mans land outside of
      Nigeria and the whole North on the verge of being sucked into the evil
      no-man’s land that the ineffectual buffoon was creating through pdp
      militia a.k.a Boko Haram. While at ths ame time stealing 100s of
      billions to effectively render Nigeria a failed state. God will reward
      you according to your intentions – and that is a fact.