World Peace Day: No religion can be eliminated in Nigeria – Sultan of Sokoto

Factual Pursuit of Truth for Progress

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, says no religion can be eliminated in Nigeria.

He made this claim while speaking as Special Guest of honour at the National Secondary Schools Security Awareness Programme organized by the Alumni Association of the National Defence College (AANDEC) in partnership with the Office of the National Security Adviser and UFUK Foundation in Abuja, to commemorate the International Day of Peace 2022

The monarch added that it is also not possible for any religion to supersede another religion as God who created the different religion’s in Nigeria did not make mistake.

Rather, Sultan Abubakar disclosed that adherent’s of different religion’s should learn to accommodate one another and realize that it is the same God we all serve.

In his words, “God see’s all of us as equal’s. Peace is not the absence of war. Peace is just the absence of injustice.

“You cannot eliminate any religion in Nigeria because God who made us, created these religion’s and put us together. Peace is very important for us to progress and develop as a nation, as such we must not let anyone use religion to divide us”.

On activities of bandit’s and terrorist’s which are causing security challenge’s in the country, the Sultan said these bad element’s of the society, their antecedent’s are traceable to bad upbringing and bad parent-hood.

He said Nigerian society like any other society, has both good and bad people, adding that the good people were more than the bad hence, the good people who are in clear majority, should rise against the bad people who are in minority.

He said “Mentoring young ones who are future leaders remained an important component of peace in the home and the society at large. Parents should start the mentoring from home because if there is peace in the home, then there should be peace outside.

“So you must have peace at home first, because everything starts from home. Your first teacher is your mother from the day you were born, when you came out. They bring you out, cut all the umbilical cord and whatever, wash you clean and dress you up.

“The mother is the one handling you from the time until you start running and working, and maybe even until they die.

“Your mother is your first teacher and is the most important part of the home.

“If you have a good home, look for who is the mother; if you have a bad home, look for who is the mother and that is why the mothers are so important in our lives.

“If you have bad children running all over the place, carrying guns, killing people, kidnapping, ransom, or whatever, look at the background”.


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