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NASFAT seeks peaceful co-existence among religious faithful as it celebrates 25th anniversary

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Vice Chairman, Nasru-lahi-li Faith Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) 25th Anniversary Planning Committee, Bayo Alabidun (left); Security Secretary, Waheed Ayilara; Women Affairs Secretary (WAS), Itire/Ijesha, Taiwo Balogun; Women Affairs Secretary (WAS), Mushin Branch, Nusirat Adeleke-Esinlokun and a member of NASFAT women committee, Muyibat Otubu Busari, during a courtesy visit to Rutam House, the headquarters of The Guardian in Lagos…yesterday.<br />PHOTO: FEMI ADEBESIN-KUTI

The Nasru-lahi-l- fathi Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) has said that peaceful co-existence among various faithful is the best way for Nigeria to achieve its social and economic aspirations.

The society, during a courtesy visit to the Rutam House, headquarters of The Guardian in Lagos yesterday, emphasised the need for Nigerians to co-habit irrespective of religion and ethnic differences.

Vice Chairman, NASFAT 25th Anniversary Planning Committee, Alhaji Bayo Alabidun, who led the delegation to The Guardian, said that NASFAT would continue to work with other faiths to ensure peaceful co-existence and stressed the need for proper enlightenment about religious tenets.

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Alabidun, while applauding The Guardian for its maximum supports, said that the Friday Worship column in the paper had gone a long way to propagate Islamic religion and promote NASFAT values.

The vice chairman said that NASFAT was established on March 5, 1995 (25 years ago) when it was discovered that some Muslim elite do not know about their religion and others expected to sermonise the public were half-backed.

“Then, NASFAT took the bold step to properly enlighten the populace about the tenets of Islam so as to build a better society for all,” he said.

He said the society had also commenced special prayers to avert the spread of coronavirus.

According to him, as part of its commitment to religious co-existence, NASFAT is planning to hold a walk for peace in collaboration with Christian faithful from Maryland to Ikeja (LASUTH) on March 21, 2020.

He said that the month-long celebration would also feature public lecture on Role of Women for a Better Society to be delivered by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on March 25, in Port Harcourt by former Minister of Solid Minerals, Kayode Fayemi; and the one slated for Abuja on March 10, 2020 will have the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai as the Special Guest of Honour.

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