Ibadan — Prof. Abdulrahman Oloyede, the Chief Imam of the University of Ibadan Mosque, says bombing of churches and mosques in the country was against the tenets of Islam.
Oloyede spoke at a Ramadan lecture organised by the Oyo State Council of the NUJ in Ibadan on Tuesday.
He said incidents of bombings and unwarranted killings associated with the Boko Haram sect were against Islamic tenets which were anchored on peaceful co-existence.
The cleric emphasised the need for secular education among Muslims to further equip them for social development and economic emancipation
Oloyede charged clerics in the country to focus on areas that could develop their followers.
He also urged leaders in the country to see democracy as an opportunity to uplift the status of their followers through provision of basic amenities.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the NUJ in Oyo, Mr Gbenga Opadotun, said the Ramadan lecture was organised to foster unity and peace among all religious adherents in the state.
He stressed the need for peaceful co-existence among Nigerians irrespective of ethnic and religious differences.