Popular Clergyman and General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleiman, has been observed to have deleted a false and misleading tweet which claimed that the image of herdsmen appeared on the new Nigerian passport.
Apostle Suleiman who had shared a blurred page of the new passport which purportedly showed the image of Fulani herdsmen on his twitter page and wrote: “That’s the new Nigeria passport, it now has herdsmen inscribed in it. It’s shameful that a certain extraction now represents a nation with 6 geopolitical zones, everything is now very clear. God will frustrate every evil agenda in Nigeria. Job 5v12, Eccl 8v11.”
See a screen grab of the now deleted tweet below:
However, not long after the Omega Ministries GO posted this information on his Twitter page, one of his followers corrected him as he pointed out that the new passport was pan-Nigerian and not specifically suited to the Fulani herdsmen.
A fact check by P.M.NEWS which perused a 32-page Nigerian passport issued in June this year, found out that the passport contains major landmarks in Abuja, the Gate to the capital, Zuma Rock, National Assembly, horsemen during durbar, cultural dancers, Eyo Festival and so on.
(This was the link to Suleman’s wrongful tweet: pic.twitter.com/HT3uLIDZSo. It now leads to nowhere)
Apostle Suleiman did not however offer any apologies for his blunder which had caused a new controversy after claiming that cattle rearing is not agriculture.
“I responded to someone by saying rearing cattle isn’t the definition of agriculture..I still repeat it…agriculture is too elaborate for you to streamline it to cattle rearing..so pls keep retweeting my earlier tweet if you like.i will stand by it,” he said earlier.
Suleiman had in another tweet, tried to justify why he had churned out the now proved-to-be false line about herdsmen:
“I love fulanis..there are good ones with a great heart. very nice and loving fulani men/women..but this herders are doing so much damage to that extraction.”
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, had as well made the same Fulanization claim in reference to the New Nigerian Passport on his Twitter page.
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