50 Religious Leaders Meet in Abuja

October 18, 2007

Author: Mohammed Lawal Shaibu

Source: allAfrica.com/The Daily Trust


Fifty Muslim and Christian religious leaders met in Abuja yesterday to explore ways of achieving enduring peace and harmony in the country.

An equal number of Muslim and Christian leaders met at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel under the auspices of the Nigeria Inter-religious Council (NIREC) to map out strategies on how to avert crisis before it occurs.

Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammadu Sa'ad called on Nigerians to eschew religious intolerance and imbibe the spirit of harmonious coexistence in the interest of Nigeria's growth and development.

The Sultan, who was addressing the meeting in Abuja yesterday, said no meaningful development could be achieved in country where there is crisis and instability.