- The sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, points fingers at politicians in Nigeria as being responsible for the country's unrest
- Abubakar notes that religious books of the Christians and the Muslims do not belong to the politicians
- Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi says the visit of the sultan to Ondo state is historic and beneficial
Nigeria’s religious crises are fuelled by the country’s politicians, the sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared.
Sultan Abubakar accused the Nigerian political class of causing unrest and religious suspicion in the country for their selfish ambitions
Vanguard reports that the monarch said this when he spoke at the Saint David’s Cathedral in Akure, the capital of Ondo state, at a meeting with religious leaders under Nigerian Inter-Religious Council (NIREC).
Hosted by the Deji of Akure land, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, Abubakar asked “Nigerians to shun politicians and important personalities who are politicising religions and creating tension across the country.”
He argued that the religious books of the Christians and the Muslims do not belong to politicians or their parties.
On his part, Oba Aladetoyinbo described the sultan’s visit as historic adding that it would help to foster religious harmony in the state.
The report said the meeting was attended by both Christian and Muslim leaders.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Sa’ad Abubakar lll recently asked Nigerians to stop blaming just one tribe in the country for the escalating level of insecurity arguing that perpetrators get support from other ethnic groups.
Sultan Abubakar urged Nigerians to, instead, remain patriotic as one of the solutions to crime in the country.
The sultan spoke at the commissioning of Sheikh Idress Faazazi Morgaji central mosque in Iwo, Osun state on Saturday, June 29.
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