The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji MOHAMMAD SA’AD ABUBAKAR and the charismatic Catholic Priest of Adoration ministries, Reverend Father EJIKE MBAKA, yesterday, met in Enugu where they preached for religious tolerance across regions in Nigeria.
Both religious leaders were at the reception organized by Enugu state government.
The sultan who first spoke said that Islam does not permit anybody to kill in the name of religion, maintaining that anybody who kills in the name of religion should be held as a criminal and treated as such.
He also said that President MUHAMMADU BUHARI is misunderstood to be biased about some sections of the country, noting that his interaction with the President does not portray him as a religious or ethnic bigot.
In his speech, Father MBAKA said that with the Sultan’s speech, he has changed his perceptions of Nigeria and religious differences.
He further said, “We were biased unnecessarily, we were fighting unnecessarily. Sultan has come to build a bridge. Your coming here has succeeded in quenching a looming war. Your coming represents peace and unity”.