Easter: NSCIA Felicitates With Christians, Renews Calls For Peaceful Co-Existence

abubakar-saa_d-iii-and-ayo-oritsejaforThe Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, has renewed calls for the need to sustain peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Christians in the country.

In its goodwill message to Christians in the country, sent to the President, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the umbrella body for Muslims in Nigeria felicitated with them for witnessing another Easter.

The message, signed by Ishaq Oloyede, Secretary-General of the Council, also reassured the Christian community in Nigeria, of sincere collaboration of Muslims.

“The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under the leadership of its President-General, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, mni, CFR, the Sultan of Sokoto, conveys, by this letter, its message of felicitations and goodwill, through Your Grace, to the entire Christians in Nigeria, on the occasions of the Good Friday and Easter.

“The Council also seizes these occasions to reiterate its commitment to sincere collaboration with Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in ensuring peaceful co-existence among all Nigerians of faith.

“We urge that the occasions be spent in preaching, praying and working towards a peaceful prosperous and united Nigeria.

“We wish the entire Christendom happy celebrations of the historic events being marked by the occasions.

“Please accept the assurances of the highest regards from the entire Muslims Community in Nigeria”, stated NSCIA in the letter.


    At a time like this of national socio-political and economic insanity mostly masterminded by animals in human skin, it becomes imperative that those with common sense for good reasoning walk quickly the way of peace to safety before we are all engulfed in the inferno of hate.
    The fearsome drum beats daily waking us all to reality that all is not well with us and of particular sad mention, the recent mind boggling and gory incident of kidnapping of 234 innocent school girls in Chibuk, 180 kilometers to Maiduguri Borno State capital; the massacre of about 75 and maiming of over 200 other travelers at Inyanya motors pack near Abuja metropolis ; Killing by blood thirsty ‘Boko Haram’ Islamic militants within spate of past three years of well over 4000 and maiming other thousands ; Daily rituals and seemingly of no end in sight killings of the innocents in villages and towns by Fulani herdsmen; thus making life totally unsafe in some States of northern part of the country; Dangerous threat to international trade by Sea Piracy along the Gulf of Guinea; Infamy to human existence and value incidents of Kidnapping for ransom in South- South area of the country shockingly including relations of President Goodluck Jonathan and elder statesman Chief Edwin Clark; Reckless threat by a State Governor to cut of his State from the nationhood of Nigeria; leadership wanton disregard of the rule of law; Ruinous engagement to the national economy by all and sundry in shameful acts of endemic corruption, capital flight, Big Bags of stolen money in politics, un-resolved political murders et al.
    In the altruistic sense that nothing can beat peaceful assembly to talk, debate and jaw-jaw in the quest for Peace in a house divided against its self and seemingly running to the edge of self annihilation; This is hereby please INVITING THE GENERAL PUBLIC and those seriously feeling concerned for the PEACE of Nigeria to a NATIONAL PEACE CONFERENCE holding JUNE 19 2014 at LAFIA HALL, LAFIA HOTEL, APATA IBADAN and with START UP TIME of 10 AM.
    Dr. Olapade Agoro (Aladura Patriarch) Owa’Tapa of Itapa Ijesa land, National Chairman, former Presidential Candidate, National Action Council (NAC) for the Converner: National Peace Initiative Forum (NAPIF)


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