Nigeria to lose 3 million Christians annually till 2043, says Danjuma group

By 2043, Christianity in Nigeria may cease to exist, beginning from 2018.

The National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) led by former Minister of Defence Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.), and Solomon Asemota (SAN) revealed this.

The present generation of Christians faces the risk of being the last set of Christians in Nigeria.

The NCEF therefore urged the Christian Association of Nigeria to brace up before the 2019 general elections–or else it might be too late to preserve Christianity in Nigeria.

NCEF’s Secretary Bosun Emmanuel stated these in his paper entitled “Impact of lack of unity in CAN as threat to Christian faith”, delivered during the annual conference of Catholic Men’s Guild, held at the Catholic Church of Assumption, Ikoyi in Lagos.

Emmanuel said President Muhammadu Buhari “is openly pursuing an anti-Christian agenda that has resulted in countless murders of Christians all over the nation and destruction of vulnerable Christian communities.”

“Due to the inability of CAN to forge Christians into one indivisible army of the Lord, the Church has been weakened and unable to stand before its enemies,” he said, adding Christianity is on the brink of extinction in Nigeria since ascendancy of Sharia ideology in Nigeria.

“It is therefore imperative that CAN must be restructured, as a matter of urgency, if Christianity is to survive. CAN belongs to every Christian in Nigeria and there is nothing wrong with the association. It is the management that should be revisited and restructured.”

Other members of the NCEF include Prof. Joseph Otubu, Gen. Joshua Dogonyaro (retd.), Archbishop Magnus Atilade, Dr. Kate Okpareke, Dr. Ayo Abifarin, Gen. Zamani Lekwot (retd.), Elder Moses Ihonde, Elder Nat Okoro and Elder Matthew Owojaiye.

Other members are Justice Kalajine Anigbogu (retd.), Elder Shyngle Wigwe, P. L. Dabup, Sir John W. Bagu, Dr. Saleh Hussaini, Elder Mike Orobator, Justice James Ogebe (retd.), Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Chief Debo Omotosho, Dame Priscilla Kuye, Dr. S. D. Gani, Mrs. Osaretin Demuren, Prof. Yussuf Turaki, and Pastor Bosun Emmanuel (Secretary).

According to Emmanuel, disunity has crept into Christendom in Nigeria because of the deviation from the norms for which CAN was founded in 1976.
“The Catholic Church should be prepared to return completely into the fold of CAN and participate fully in providing leadership in these troublous times. God warned in 2013 that we were not careful, in 30 to 40 years, Nigeria would be like Turkey,” he said.

“A divided CAN cannot defend democracy and promote justice, equity, and fairness. Consequently, Sharia will grow stronger. As Sharia grows stronger, democracy will become weaker and the Church will be emasculated out of existence.

Emmanuel raised a similar alarm in the run-up to the 2015 elections, urging Christians to not vote in a Muslim.

He, however, has only historical evidence–as in Turkey’s Christianity before the Ottoman–to substantiate his claim.

Nigeria has roughly 80 million Christians.

15 COMMENTS

    • I belief original writer had a great vision and must be highly commended, written then and happening within the shortest time, it’s commendable. It’s not the number mentioned that matters, but the IMPORT of the message in relations with what is currently happening in Nigeria and the critical example mentioned-Turkey then(in the past) and now, with Nigeria now and then (in the future). Our churches and different Christian Bodies should put a PERMANENT STOP to the UNHEALTHY COMPETITION that is CONSUMING CHRISTENDOM at a very faster rate in Nigeria. Competition of who has the Largest number of MEMBERS, Biggest AUDITORIUM, Highest and Biggest PRIVATE JETS by the DADDY GOs, highest TITHES COLLECTORS without remittances, PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES with hardly many of their vulnerable members unable to enjoy the services they render. Mind you, Turkey’s situation started same way ” UNHEALTHY COMPETITION ” to the extent that it was the CHRISTIANS themselves that manufactured all the weapons of war that was used to wipe them off Turkey’s land. Other Religious Bodies are now using different tactics to achieve the statement of “spreading from Sahara to Atlantic” while the Christians are busy competing on materialisms. Well! Mind you, whoever says all is well, is slumbering and he just woke up amidst of cheering and joined to cheer without knowing “ALL IS NOT WELL”.

  1. If ever the will of the father is down by christens I don’t see the reason why God will or has tune his back on us, we have so much new churches more than ever before, still sin has overcome our sense of reasoning.

  2. The need for Christian unity is indeed imperative, if Christian’s must face this great challenge! We must have one vision and a common goal.
    Rev. Canon Innocent O. Echebima.

  3. This is a lesson to all Christians who will come in as pressident of Nigeria to rule not as Christian but as Muslim. Look at presidency. Appointment. Service Chief federal appointment army.police.etc it is 75/35. So they can do whatever they want to do presently. Let’s cry onto our God and raise up as stated by Danjuma TY God bless Nigeria

  4. I can’t believe that people can be so callous and devilish until now. If men of this social standing can descend as low as insinuating gang devoid of reason, it spelt hopelessness. I got so utterly disappointed by this as no cogent reason was forwarded other than malicious allegation. It is unfortunate.

    • Muslim are fighting for their God to take over the earth why Christian are waiting for their God to fight for them so that they inherit heaven and some Christian and Muslim are busy looting money for their self and their unborn generation what I see about this is that Christian is a religious of peace and Islam are the religious of war can Islam fight war with Christian because philistine Goliath back fourty days and fourty night before small David come out to defeat him very soon Christian will rise and wipe out the generation of Muslim let them continue with their evil for the God of Christian is God of justice

  5. Don’t allow yourself to be uselessly misused. Image from 2018 to 2043 with annual death of 3,000,000 people. Don’t be fooled for self-seeking garbages.

  6. Destiny David above commented “very soon Christian (sic) will rise and wipe out the generation of Muslim (sic).”

    That is so naïve. The God of the Christians has no interest in, but actually frowns at any suggestion of, wiping off any group of people (just because they persecute Christians) from the earth since the descent, acsent and soon return of Jesus Christ.

    I agree with some comments above to the intent that Christians need to unite (with the view to effectively and lawfully canvassing for justice, fairness and peaceful coexistence for all Nigerians to ensure the progress and development of our country as God will have it).

    Disunity among Christians does a lot of disservice to God’s salvation plan for all mankind which includes Muslims, Hindus, Animists and all humans from start to finish.

    Let’s all be a part of the solution rather than inciting (by words or actions) any section of this country along religious or ethnic divides towards violence against our fellow country men.

    We all will stand before the One True God and account for every word we use whether such words are in tandem with His plan for all mankind or against it.

  7. Nigeria is one, but anyone of us has his own religious view. Therefore is not the matter of arguments, let’s anyone prove his own, and let’s people decide for their choice.

  8. That statement was just to stir confusion . modern Christian has indulged in to property acquisition involving themselves in politics fighting for position to acquire more wealth. This has gone a long way to split the so called Christians modern Christian don’t preach words of God but preach how to acquire wealth . this is how payments of tithes was intensified in churches. They forget God. So tell me WHO is to serve wealth or God. If Christian chose wealth they’re heading into destruction.

  9. The writer got it absolutely correct. We Christians failed to realise that without togetherness and unity in this country we will one day discover that we seize to exist.

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