The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar has called on Nigerians to desist from using religion and ethnicity to cause a breach of peace, and violence.
“We should never use our religious, cultural or ethnic affiliations to perpetrate or encourage violence, insecurity or sow the seeds of discord and disunity. “Such obnoxious factors should also never be used by any selfish and unpatriotic Nigerian in whatever guise to overheat the nation’s polity,’’ he added.
The Sultan who addressed leaders and members of the resident communities in Sokoto, noted that violence breeds violence and under-development while causing mayhem or violence in whatever form or for whatever reason does nobody any good. “There will not be any meaningful socio-economic development in a society where violence and chaos prevail. “God has created us with diverse religious and ethnic background to co-exist harmoniously as a united force. “These differences amongst Nigerians were allowed by God to unite us not to separate and disunite us” Sultan Abubakar said. The monarch promised that traditional institutions in the country would not relent in their determined effort to ensure the sustenance of an indivisible country. He urged Nigerians to ensure that the country remains united. He added that “Nigerians should continue to be law-abiding and cooperate with the various security agencies in their ongoing commendable efforts to stem the tides of insecurity and other forms of criminality”.
Source: Citizens Platform
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