Sultan - I'll Partner Christian Association of Nigeria to End Religious Crisis

May 15, 2007

Author: Okon Bassey

Source: This Day (Lagos)

Sultan: I'll Partner CAN to End Religious CrisisThe Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Saad Abubakar lll has expressed willingness and determination to work with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and other religious groups to end incessant religious crisis in the country.

The Sultan who spoke yesterday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital during a foundation laying and fund raising ceremonies for Uyo Central Mosque, noted with concern the negative effect of such crisis on the social and economic life of the nation.

Abubakar lll, who also doubles as the President-General, Jama'atul Nasrul Islam, stressed the need for the full and unconditionally restoration of the ethos of religious tolerance and understanding upon which the nation is built.

He expressed satisfaction with the support of CAN and other religious organizations in the fight to eliminate religious crisis in the country noting that the active participation of CAN in the fund raising event in the state was a great testimony to the new spirit of understating prevailing in the nation.