The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has cautioned clerics to stop trading blames over the country’s worsening insecurity but to work together to confront and overcome the menacing challenge.
He also urged Nigerians to work together in peace and unity for humanity as well as show respect to their individual religions bearing in mind that all are the creations of God.
Abubakar made the call during a valedictory and welcome dinner organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria for its 12th General Assembly and leadership transition.
The event which was held on Thursday in Abuja marked the end of the five-year single tenure of CAN president, Rev. Samson Ayokunle and the beginning of the tenure of Rev. Daniel Okoh.
Speaking at the event, the Sultan said,
“As individuals, we need to add value to ourselves and we should know that we did not create ourselves.
“God created us and when God was creating us he did not ask us where do you want me to bring you into the world, we just found ourselves in some various places,” he said.
This, he said, is the reason all faiths need to work for the sake of humanity.
He said the challenges facing the country could even be better solved if Nigerians, Muslims and Christians pray and work together.
“We need to work together for the unity and peace of the country.
“We are to understand one another with love and respect, as our various religions teach love and peace.
“We have serious security confronting us, we can’t be trading blames, we have a lot to do to curb this.
“As Christians and Muslims we are the two major faiths and we need to do what pleases God and would develop our nation.
He advised that as the general elections draw near, all Nigerians must first create an enabling environment to enable the elections.
He pledged the council’s full support for CAN and prayed to God to give them the enablement to lead right.