- The famous Muslim cleric, Dahiru Usman , has urged the federal government to parley with Igbo people and other ethnic nationalities to chart ways out for the future of Nigeria
- The cleric said Nigerian population make them a partner to every nation of the world in-terms of economic benefit and social cohesion
- He explained that Nigeria’s prosperity will be possible when both parties sit on the same table of nation building with each party doing what suits his culture, tradition and religion
The famous Muslim cleric and a principal figure in the Tijjaniyya sect, Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, has called on the youth in the northern part of the country stop fight of the ultimatum to the Igbos.
Usman Bauchi gave this advice on Monday, June 20, that the ultimatum should not resort to similar protest to that of the Biafra agitators of hatred.
Leadership reports that the famous Muslim cleric also urged federal government not to give the Igbo’s the biafra nation.
NAIJ.com gathered that he said the strength in Nigeria’s nationhood gave it edge over other smaller African nations.
According to him, those agitating for the biafra nation weren’t born when the civil war took place and neither of them can tell what would be the gain if another civil war breaks out in a nation of over a 150 million human population.
“Let’s avoid the situation where people of different religion and cultural belief system eats from the same pot, as it will discriminate against another considering that each came from entirely different background and choices, saying such a practice was the bane of all the agitations.
“I dream of a Nigeria where all sit down on the same table and eat from what is before him; for the Hausa/Fulani to drink his forage and eat ram/sheep meat, Igbo’s or any tribe of the Christians belief to drink his wine and eat pig or dog meats, not to cook all in the same pot and serve all plates. That’s unworkable!,'' Bauchi said.
He, however, called on the Shi’ite sect to desist from confrontational approach when exercising their religious freedom which caused the recent death of their members and the continued detention of their leader, Malam Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
Dahiru Bauchi urged the security agency responsible for the detention of El-Zakzaky to release the Shi’ite leader.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com earlier reports that Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna had met with Igbo people in living in his state with a promise to ensure the arrest of the northern youths who gave the quit notice under a coalition of groups.
El-Rufai also pleaded with Igbo leaders in the country to warn youths from the south-east from continuing making statements that come as threat and capable of tearing the country apart. Daily Trust reports that the governor promised that the northern youths would be arrested no matter how long it took.
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