The Sultan of Sokoto and President, Jama’at Nasril Islam Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III has said that there are too numerous problems confronting the country, admitting that there is palpable tension among Christians and Muslims. He called on religious leaders to always create room for roundtable discussion in a bid to proffer solution ethno-religious crisis.
The Sultan who made the declaration at the opening of a- two day international conference with the theme “Security and Peaceful Co-existence in Nigeria, held in Ilorin the Kwara state capital, the sultan said lots of bad elements have hidden under religions to perpetrate crisis and other criminal activities
Abubakar highlighted injustice as main problem confronting the nation which according to him leads to bad governance and insecurity. The Sultan who decried killing of innocent people in the name of religion, asked religious leaders to stop inciting people against one another through their preaching.
The Sultan, who identified injustice as one the factors that increase insecurity, lamented that many criminal had been sentenced by judges and release by government.
The former Secretary of the Kwara chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Reverend Cornelius Fawenu In his remarks, called on Nigerians to see peaceful co-existence as task, saying peaceful co-existence cannot be achieved without working for it.
The kwara State governor Doctor Abdulfatah Ahmed who declared the event opened advocated for engagement of youths into various jobs as panacea to criminality in Nigeria, Nothing that unemployment has been contributing to crime rate in the country. He urged the participants at the event from different filed of experience to focus on poverty and insecurity.