The Student’s Christian Movement, SCM, paid a courtesy visit to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo today in his office.
The group was led by the National President of SCM, Rev, Eric Ighalo.
They visited the President on the occasion of the movement’s 75th anniversary.
SCM also commended the government’s social interventions such as the N-Power initiative and the conditional transfer scheme.
The SCM national president thereafter conferred an award on the vice president in recognition of his integrity.
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The award presentation, according to him, culminated the 75th anniversary of the organization.
In response, the Vice President charged faith-based organizations to shun rumors.
He said President Buhari cannot Islamize Nigeria stressing that the story is a rumor.
Osinbajo had before the 2015 elections assured that APC was not secretly plotting to Islamize Nigeria.
He debunked the rumors that the President does not have plans of making Islam the official religion of Nigeria.
Osinbajo emphasized that it was impossible to Islamize the country given the 1999 Constitution that forbids state religion.
He urged religious bodies to channel their energies towards proffering solutions to the numerous challenges facing the country.
The vice president also challenged Nigerian youths to wake up from slumber.
He counseled that they should take advantage of abundant opportunities in ICT, agriculture, and other sectors.
Osinbajo harped on the need for young people to take responsibility for their future and be creative.
He also emphasized the importance of using the internet to acquire knowledge as well as learning a second language.
He expressed appreciation to SCM for the honor given him.
He solicited for the organization’s assistance in disseminating factual information about the FG’s policies and programs.