Lagos State Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat and Sultan of Sokoto/President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, have charged Muslims on unity and peaceful coexistence.
Speaking in Lagos at the N10 billion endowment fundraising organised by the Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN), Hamzat, who delivered a goodwill message on belhalf of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, stressed that no one should discriminate against another on account of religion.
He expressed concerns over the alarming religious intolerance in Nigeria. On his part, the Sultan said while outright uniformity cannot be attained, Muslims must remain united without allowing extraneous factors to come in between them.
He recalled how he was part of the formation of MUSWEN.
“I was in Ibadan in 2008 when it was established. Alhamdulilah today, we are gathered for this very important event in the effort to move MUSWEN forward. I’m part of the MUSWEN history,” Abubakar III submitted.
The fundraising, which is to build a world-class national secretariat, as well as a resource and entrepreneurial centre in Ibadan, Oyo State, was attended by prominent personalities in government and private establishments.