Former minister of Defence, Lt.General Theophilus Y. Danjuma (retd) has said that Christians of northern extraction were always targets of disgrace and humiliation out of public offices for just no cause.
General Danjuma spoke yesterday at the 64th graduation ceremony of students of Baptist Theological Seminary, Kaduna, through his representative, Mr. John Dara, a chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He noted that Christians from the northern region have passed through delirious times politically, socially and economically, adding that the way forward was for the people to unite and speak in one voice to achieve progress and development in the zone.
The former Defence Minister who was honoured with an award by the seminary for his contribution to the growth and expansion of missionary works, called on the graduating students to be of good character and Ambassadors of peace wherever they may find themselves.
Also, honoured with similar award on the occasion was the immediate past Group Managing Director (GMD), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Engineer Andrew Yakubu.
Danjuma said, “This is not the best of times for Christians in the north, they have passed through delirious times in the last 16 years of our democratic process.
“Northern Christians are the most humiliated and undermined in the affairs of the country. We should not feel inferior, but superior so that we can take our rightful position in the kingdom of Nigeria since we are already in control of the kingdom of the church.
“We must therefore unite and speak with one voice, we must not shy away from our responsibility as Christians, and we must preach peace and speak the truth. May the seminary continue to grow from glory to glory”.
In his goodwill message, the ex-NNPC boss charged the graduands to be of good behaviour in carrying out the work of God wherever they may find themselves.