VICE President Namadi Sambo and the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Mohammed Sa’ad Abubakar, are expected to join other Muslims leaders on Thursday in Abuja to evolve strategies for bringing enduring peace in the country.
The event organised by the Nasrul-Lahi-L-Faitih Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) holds at Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja. Sa’ad Abubakar chairs the parley while Sambo will be the special guest of honour.
Sheik Essam Ishaq, the vice chairman of the Bahrain-based Discover Islam is expected to present the lead paper.
The National President of NASFAT, Alhaji Sheriff Yussuf, told reporters in Abuja at the weekend that the symposium titled: “Islam and peaceful co-existence in a contemporary multi-religious society” was prompted by the threat posed to national security and peaceful co-existence by the Boko Haram phenomenon in the country and the tendency of the crisis tainting Muslim Ummmah and misrepresenting some pristine Islamic principles such as jihad.
The conference is supported by the Osun State government and the United States Diplomatic Mission in Nigeria.