University of Nigeria Nsukka. Photo: JUJUFILMSIt was with a sense of tragic sorrow that I read the vacuous reactions of some Nigerians to an announcement by the B.I.C. Ijomah Center for Policy Studies and Research at the University of Nigeria Nsukka that the centre would host an international conference on witchcraft. Some Christian associations came up with fasting and prayer to prevent the conference.
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria trivialised the import of the proposed conference by asserting that “Enugu State would be in serious danger if the proposed conference was allowed to hold” and that they “cannot fold their arms and watch our future dragged into what will not give God glory.”
My greatest disappointment was in the University’s decision that ‘the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Igwe, has directed that the topic for the Interdisciplinary and International Seminar by the B.I.C Ijomah Center for Research scheduled for the 26th November be instantly dropped forthwith’.