The Chief Missioner of Nasrul-Lahil-l-Fath Society (NASFAT), Imam Abdul-Azeez Onike, has cautioned Nigerians against inflammatory statements that could cause division in the country.
The said this on Tuesday at the 10th Anniversary of NASFAT Alakuko branch, a Lagos Suburb.
According to Onike, some people are attempting to set the nation on fire through the insinuation that government is promoting a particular ethnic group.
“Recently, some people are deliberately distorting the fact by referring to the “Cattle rearing Symbol’’ on our International Passport as an attempt to “fulanise’’ Nigerians.
“Whereas, a look at the pages of the Passport will reveal that symbols represent some major ethnic groups in Nigeria.
“These same set of people intentionally ignore the same symbol drawn on N200 Nigerian currency denomination.
“Of what profit shall it be to any Nigerian, if the country goes on fire’’, he said.
He also advised Muslims and members of NASFAT to always be guided by the Mission Statement of NASFAT and the tenets of Islam.
“To develop an enlightened Muslim Society, nurtured by the true understanding of Islam, for spiritual development and welfare of mankind.
“You are the best the nation has produced (as an example) for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah.”
He urged the Alakuko branch to set up a standard Nursery and Primary School in the area to achieve the strategic objective of the society in the area of human capital development. (NAN)