– Urges Govt, Religious Leaders To Take Action
The Chairman of the Global Prolife Alliance, Dr Philip Njemanze has called on religious leaders and governments at all levels to rise up against the deliberate spread of Genetically Modified Organism seeds in Nigeria and the entire African continent.
Njemanze, a Prince of the Njemanze Royal Dynasty, Amawom, in Owerri Municipal Council of Imo State, who is also a member of the Board of Trustees, Association of Catholic Medical Practitioners of Nigeria, Owerri Archdiocese stated this in a release he issued and made available the press.
Njemanze, in the release dated February, 9, 2024, called on Islamic clerics to issue a Fatwa against Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) seeds. Simultaneously, he called on Bishops of all Christian Churches to declare a Crusade against GMO seeds in Africa. This appeal for religious unity on the issue to Muslim and Christian clerics follows the GPA’s letter to the National Assembly and the Presidency, addressing the National Security Threat posed by GMO Seeds, labeled “GMO Seeds of Death”. The GPA has called on the Federal Government to ban all GMO seeds in Nigeria”.
Continuing, the release posited that, “Religious leaders would be crucial for public enlightenment about the dangers of these GMO Seeds, which may include mass sterilization, cancers, liver disease, kidney disease, allergies, etc. GMO seeds pose a threat to National Food Security. Moreover, contamination of other natural crops with 1% gene from GMO crops would lead to a complete ban of Nigerian Food Exports to the European Union, USA, Russia etc, resulting in the loss of foreign earnings for farmers.
Furthermore, an increasing number of countries are banning GMO crops due to their hazardous effects on health. In the European Union, the following countries have banned GMOs: France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Poland, Denmark, Malta, Slovenia, and Croatia. Russia banned and burnt any existing GMO crop fields. This prompts the question: If Europeans banned GMO crops, declaring them poisonous and unhealthy for European people, how could GMOs be considered nutritious for Nigerians and other Africans? The simple answer is GMO crops are poisonous and should not be used for human consumption, unless the agenda is the genocide of the people of Africa in a Nazi-styled Final Solution! We emphatically say NO! GMOs must be banned in Nigeria and across Africa”!