Nigerian Army Denies Operating Only Islamic School, Reveals Its Other Faith-Based Institutions | #NwokeukwuMascot


Nigerian Army Denies Allegations of Religious Bias, Highlights Faith-Based Inclusivity | #NwokeukwuMascot

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The Nigerian Army has refuted claims suggesting that it exclusively operates a School of Islamic Affairs, neglecting other religious practices. The allegations were labeled as misleading and false by Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations, who described them as propaganda aimed at portraying the army as promoting religious bigotry.

In a recent statement, Major General Nwachukwu emphasized the army's commitment to diversity and inclusivity, asserting that the report does not accurately represent the institution's character. He assured that the army addresses the religious needs of all its personnel, regardless of their faith.

"The Nigerian Army is a secular organization that upholds the principle of religious freedom for all its personnel and ensures that personnel, irrespective of rank, are free to practice their religions without any form of bias or endorsement of a specific religion," Nwachukwu stated. "Our unwavering commitment to secularism guarantees that religious diversity is respected and accommodated, allowing soldiers to observe their faith without hindrance to their duties."

Nwachukwu clarified that the Nigerian Army operates multiple religious training institutions to cater to the diverse faiths of its personnel. These institutions include the Nigerian Army School of Islamic Affairs in Ikeja Cantonment, Lagos; the Nigerian Army Protestant Training School in Yaba, Lagos; and the Nigerian Army Chaplain Catholic Training School in Ojo Cantonment, Lagos.

"The schools regularly engage in interfaith collaborations, promoting unity and cohesion among personnel," he noted. "The Army's commitment to secularism aims to foster a professional and inclusive environment, free from religious discrimination or bias, where individuals can serve their country without fear of persecution."

This approach, Nwachukwu highlighted, ensures that all officers and soldiers can practice their beliefs in a supportive and respectful setting, promoting diversity and inclusivity within the Army. "The Nigerian Army remains steadfast in its commitment to upholding the values of secularism and religious freedom, ensuring that all personnel can serve with dignity and respect for their individual beliefs," he concluded.

The Nigerian Army's response underscores its dedication to maintaining a balanced and inclusive environment, reinforcing its stance against any form of religious discrimination within its ranks.


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