The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has vowed before President Muhammadu Buhari in the United States of America to soon expose the real motive for the insurgency by members of the Boko Haram.
At a bilateral meeting with the Nigerian President, on the margins of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York today, Friday, OIC Secretary-General, Dr, Youssef Ahmed Al-Othaimeen emphasized that the body will use its facilities and institutions to correct the wrong narrative that the Boko Haram insurgency is about Islam.
Dr. Al-Othaimeen said that OIC had passed a resolution committing member states to support Nigeria in combating extremism, adding exposing Boko Haram insurgents for who they are is necessary to put the issue of extremism in its proper perspective.
The OIC scribe pledged to do everything possible to assist Nigeria in that respect, even as President expressed gratitude to the OIC on its proposal to help Nigeria tackle the Boko Haram insurgency.
The President also underscored the importance of education in purging the mind of wrong indoctrination, particularly on religion.
Buhari noted that the problem in Nigeria is aggravated by climate change and population explosion, emphasizing for the umpteenth time the need for the recharge of Lake Chad through inter-basin water transfer, to take care of about 45 million people who depend on the lake for agriculture, animal husbandry, fishing, and many others.