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.


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