Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar on Sunday urged Muslims to make use of faith as a automobile for the promotion of affection, unity and understanding within the nation.
Abubakar made the decision in an announcement issued by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe to NAN.
In a message to mark Eid el-Maulud, in remembrance of the start of Prophet Muhammad, Atiku mentioned that spiritual tolerance was a prerequisite for steady and peaceable nation.
He added that spiritual leaders ought to use their positions of affect to unfold love, tolerance and respect for others who had been totally different.
“Given our ethnic, cultural and religious diversity in the country, our religious leaders should at all times be alert to any threat to peace on account of incendiary utterances in the name of preaching,” he mentioned.
Abubakar, who was the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) Presidential Candidate within the February elections, mentioned that peace and tolerance had been important for practising our particular person religion fortunately.
“Prophet Muhammad was a paragon of peace, humility and justice for all, and as we honour him on this great occasion, let us follow his examples in words and actions,” he mentioned.
The previous vice-president additionally known as on Muslim leaders to work laborious to battle spiritual bigotry which based on him has been answerable for planting the seeds of hate and violence within the nation.