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Clerics advocate peaceful coexistence among Nigerians


Religious leaders in the country have been urged to toe the path of peace in fostering unity and peaceful co-existence in Nigeria.

An Islamic scholar, Sheikh Sharafudeen AbdulSalaam Aliagan, who made this call during an inter-faith summit organized by Lifesavers Ambassadors, said Islam is a total submission to the will of Allah (SWT), adding that the will of Allah can never be to kill, maim or act to the detriment of others.

He then implored religious leaders to acquire deep knowledge of their faith and practice what they preach to the faithful.

The convener of the Interfaith Summit, Bishop Junita Nwenbu, said Nigeria is multi-ethnic and diverse in tongues and can only progress when there is peaceful co-existence, noting that leaders have great role to play in order to create a new Nigeria free of crisis, bloodshed and crime.

“If our leaders get it right the part of their followers will be channeled right. Nigeria is the hope of Africa and cannot be allowed to sink, may I start by saying you don’t solve problem with same mindset.

“To set our beloved country right, we must put some things into consideration, We must elect educated, qualified leaders in power who have passion and vision, not how much you can spend and who is their God father.

“The youth should be given opportunity in governance, using what they have to build long lasting economic policies what future generations can stand on. We have brilliant youths eager to serve because in all about service to humanity, we always said that the fault are the future leaders of our great nation the future is here let give it a chance”

“Religious leaders must be united in pursuit of peace, for every Nigeria belong to a religion but when those that are meant to bring peace are fighting themselves what will the followers do there is much division among religious leaders we definitely sow evil seeds in the minds of our followers, we have other religion but most pronounced is Muslims and Christians, let love be found among us. We are worshipping the same God with different approach and no religion promotes killing and bloodshed,” he said.

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