Governor Makinde Advocates Peace Amongst Nigerians
Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has said that Nigerians must imbibe peaceful coexistence and religious harmony to enhance development in the country.
The governor, who spoke at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, during a visit by the former Emir of Kano, Sheikh Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, who now leads the Tijaniyya Islamic Sect of Nigeria, said that without peace, justice and harmonious living, development may elude the country.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, lauds the former Emir for being courageous to champion the course of peace, unity and harmonious existence at this critical time in the nation’s history.
He urged the new leader of the Tijaniyya society to always preach religious harmony to all parts of Nigeria.
The former Emir of Kano, Sheikh Sanusi, in his speech, told the governor that he was in the state to meet with members of the Tijaniyyah sect.
He said that he has taken it as his duty to do everything within his powers to preach peaceful coexistence among Nigerians.
According to him, the Tijaniyyah sect, which he now leads, has a 70 million strong population, adding that the sect would continue to work for peace, unity and development in Nigeria.