By Abdullahi Olesin, Ilorin, Nigeria
— June 15, 2014
An Ilorin- based Islamic scholar,Dr. Abdulkadir Oba Solagberu has asked the committee on Religion at the ongoing national conference to dwell more on factors capable of restoring peace, unity and harmony among adherents of various religions in the country.
He said for peace to return to Nigeria, people must accommodate and tolerate one another irrespective of religious, cultural or political affiliations.
The cleric who is the founder of Darul-Kitab Wa Sunnah College of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Ilorin spoke at the graduation of 490 students of the institution on Sunday.
He noted that the insurgency in parts of the country was borne out of “lack of respect for one another in the neighbourhoods which further graduated to the larger society.
The development, he noted, has given birth to all sorts of social menace such as abduction, armed robbery, assassination, bad governance, among others”.
“It is our hope that the outcome of the ongoing constitutional conference will shed more light to the channels to follow towards getting things right in the nation,” he added.
Solagberu stated that research had revealed that lack of social, ethical and moral values had contributed to the deterioration of social justice and denial of fundamental human right of the citizenry.
He promised that the institution would continue to be vanguard of good children upbringing by inculcating in the pupils good conduct in line with the teachings of Almighty Allah and traditions of prophet Mohammed.
The Grand Khadi of the State,Justice Salihu Mohammed urged the graduands to strive for further studies as well as to be good ambassadors of their school.