Islamic leaders converge in Ibadan to discuss Muslim unity

Sultan Sa'ad Abubakar

A two-day conference will hold in the Oyo State capital.

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, is to lead prominent Muslims and Islamic organisations to a two-day meeting in Ibadan to discuss the unity of the Muslim community in Nigeria.

In a statement issued in Ibadan, Ishaq Sanni, the Chairman, Organising Committee, said that the meeting would also discuss the unity of the entire nation.

Mr. Sanni said that the meeting, being facilitated by the Nigerian Muslims and Democracy Conference (NMDC), would hold at the Premier Hotel, Ibadan, from July 5.

He said that the objective of the meeting was to make life more meaningful for Muslims and make Nigeria a peaceful country.

The chairman said the gathering was sequel to an inaugural conference of NMDC in April 2012 in Abuja. He said the Deputy President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), AbdulAzeez Arisekola-Alao, would attend the meeting; while the NSCIA Deputy Secretary-General, Tijani El-Miskin, would deliver a keynote address.

He said that more than 500 delegates from Islamic groups in Nigeria would be at the meeting.

(NAN)


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  • Nemlong Manchok

    YORUBAS ARE IN SERIOUS TROUBLE…..It is only a matter of time before the rain (or rather the bombs) starts falling. I hope participants at this meeting will find time to visit the graves of the 10 Yoruba men and women recently killed in Borno State by Northern Hausa-Fulani Muslims. I was thinking that the test of genuineness of a meeting of this nature is for this meeting to be held in the North preferably Borno State and for Yoruba Muslims to travel up North to the State for the meeting. If they return alive then one can safely say that Muslim unity is being achieved. On a serious note Yoruba’s are in serious trouble and should be concerned about how to rescue the South-West from the path of destruction that Bola Ahmed Tinubu has foisted on it by introducing religion as a major factor in South West politics. The complete Islamization of Osun State and the positioning of Muslim Governors in all the South West States controlled by ACN are instructive. Also in all these States controlled by Tinubu’s ACN only Muslims are assigned strategic positions. We all know that sooner or later the South-West will be completely destroyed by the seeds of religious conflict that Aregbesola and Tinubu are sowing today. That’s all that Tinubu will accomplish and nothing more; Boko Haram type destruction of the South-West geo-political zone. Unfortunately, many Yoruba’s are still living in the past; oblivious of the fact that times have changed. The Islam of yesterday is not the same as the Islam of today. They keep saying naively that in Yoruba land they have mixed families comprising of Christians and Muslims living together in peace. What a tragic lack of present consciousness and foresight predicted on today’s events involving Islam worldwide. They are not getting prepared for what is coming at them nor are they doing anything to prevent it. It is a pity that Yoruba elders with so much at stake and so much to lose (as religious flames are ignited in the South-West) are keeping quiet despite the fact that they saw how Chief Obafemi Awolowo shielded South-West politics from the negative influences of religion. Given present circumstances and situation, this meeting or gathering is not the best for the Yorubas at this time; time shall tell.

  • nija pikin

    What about the plateau christians that killed and ate the flesh of muslims what do u call them, what do you call the ojukwu civil war he foisted on nigeria where more than one million people died and he is a christian, what do you call the masscre of innocent travellers in gonin gora by christians in kaduna, what do you call the masscre of more than six million JEWS by a practising christian called Adolf Hitler but we cannot blame all christians for the above so I am assuring you nothing will happend to the yorubas but Gods blessing even monsters like you will receive our prayers,