From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The Nasirul-Lahil Fathi Society of Nigeria, NASFAT has called for calm and tolerance among Nigerians, irrespective of their religion, culture and regional differences, following the clamour for restructuring of the country.
The Association said all energy should be channeled on ensuring good governance and provision of quality education , health and better living for Nigerians.
Speaking, the chief imam of NASFAT branch Imam Maroof Muhammad Raji said the clomour for restructuring will never stop, in as much as the country experiences changes in governance and development, pointing out that the only panacea for peaceful coexistence is tolerance.
“There have been several calls for restructuring and several committees have sat for this restructuring, but the he call for restructuring will continue from today till eternity. Because every needs comes as development comes, so we need to just come together to a round table and negotiate in peace, to discuss what we clamoured for,” he said.
The chief Imam however called on all Muslims observing Hijra this year to follow the teachings of islam and the tradition of prophet Muhammad S.A.W in spreading love and care amongst one another, adding that “ good Muslims are those who tolerate and support their neighbors; and should never be among those involved in act of terrorism or an act capable of jeopardizing the unity of country. “
“As you see from the holy Quran said coming together to form one body makes you strong, we have been together as one for a long time, and despite the situation we found ourselves as a country, agitation for secession t can never be the solution.
”Agitation for good standard of living cannot be achieved through restructuring or breaking apart , because we see some countries like Liberia, Sudan and Libya, who seceded, and what they are going through,” Raji cautioned.