Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on Sunday steered Muslims to make use of faith as a car for the promotion of affection, solidarity and figuring out within the nation.
Abubakar made the decision in a remark issued via his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe in Abuja in a message to mark Eid-el-Maulud in remembrance of the delivery of Prophet Muhammad.
Abubakar stated that non secular tolerance used to be a prerequisite for a solid and non violent nation.
He added that non secular leaders must use their positions of affect to unfold love, tolerance and admire for others who have been other.
“Given our ethnic, cultural and non secular variety within the nation, our non secular leaders must all the time be alert to any risk to peace as a result of incendiary utterances within the identify of preaching,” he stated.
Abubakar, who used to be the Peoples Democratic Birthday celebration (PDP) Presidential Candidate within the February elections, stated that peace and tolerance have been very important for practicing our particular person religion luckily.
“Prophet Muhammad used to be a paragon of peace, humility and justice for all, and as we honour him in this nice instance, allow us to observe his examples in phrases and movements,” he stated.
The previous vice-president also known as on Muslim leaders to paintings laborious to struggle non secular bigotry which consistent with him has been chargeable for planting the seeds of hate and violence within the nation.