Politicians fuel religious crises in Nigeria – Sultan

September 9th, 2019

By Daniel Tyokua

The Sultan of Sokoto and head of Muslims in Nige­ria, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar has accused the political class in Nigeria of fuelling religious crisis for their selfish interest.

Sultan also said the political class has been using the crisis to create religious unrest in the country.

He stated this at Saint David’s Cathedral Hall in Akure, Ondo state, yesterday, during a meet­ing with religious leaders under Nigerian Inter-Religious Coun­cil (NIREC) as part of his two days visit to Ondo state.

Abubakar advised Nigerians to shun politicians and affluent people who are politicising reli­gious, noting that the Bible and Quran did not belong to any po­litical party.

On the alleged demolition of a mosque in Port-Harcourt by the Rivers State government, he said NIREC at the national level was already handling the issue for an amicable resolution.

The Sultan said nobody could claim to love God without lov­ing their neighbours who are Muslims and Christians.

In a remark, the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo said the historic gathering was to foster religious harmony in Ondo state.

The meeting was attended by both Christians and Muslims leaders- led by CAN Chairman, Reverend John Ayo Oladapo and the chairman, league of imams and alfas, Alhaji Ahmed Aladesawe.

The Sultan had earlier in­augurated the newly built the Deji’s Palace mosque.

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