Nigeria: Fashola, Sultan, Onaiyekan Task Citizens On Religious Conflicts

August 9, 2008

Author: Sam Eyoboka

Source: All Africa

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammed Sa'ad Abubakar III and the National President of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Archbishop John Onaiyekan had called for a concerted effort by all Nigerians to tackle ethno-religious conflicts in Nigeria.

Declaring open the third quarterly general meeting of the South-West zone of Nigeria Inter-Religious Council, NIREC, hosted by Lagos and all the south-western states, Gov. Fashola commended the leadership of the inter-faith organisation for its prompt intervention in religious crises in parts of the country.

With the co-operation he had seen within the group, the governor believed that Nigeria is progressing, consigning religious crises to the archives of history and this "indeed must be sustained so that together, we can put religious conflicts in this country in the museum."