9 December 2012

Nigeria: Tambuwal Tasks Muslim Youth On Peaceful Co-Existence

Kano — Speaker of the House of Representatives Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has urged Muslim youths in Nigeria to shun any act that could undermine peace in the country, stressing that Islam encourages peaceful coexistence between its adherents and those of other faiths.

The lawmaker who spoke during the national prayer session organized by the Tijjaniyya sect at the Emir's Palace in Kano at the weekend affirmed that Nigeria would emerge as a stronger nation despite the challenges of insecurity facing it.

He also blamed poor understanding of the true tenets of Islam on the part of some minority but outspoken followers as one of the biggest challenges confronting the religion.

He called on, religious leaders and traditional rulers to make serious efforts to restore the real version of Islam into mainstream consciousness of followers in order to clear misconceptions about the religion caused by the behavior of a few misguided members.

While advising Muslims to remain steadfast to their faith, he pledged that as elected representatives of the people, especially in the House of Representatives, they would always make sure the interests of the people are being served.

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