Vice President Arc Mohammed Namadi Sambo has called on adherents of all religious persuasions to embrace peaceful coexistence and live in peace with one another.
Arc Sambo made the call at his Aguda House residence when he received the president and national executive officers of NASFAT who paid him a courtesy call. He expressed appreciation for the performance of the organization in the last 17 years in enlightening the Muslim community as regards to Islam. He noted that the convening of a symposium of this nature is very apt as it is coming at the time the nation is faced with security challenges.
The vice president used the occasion to thank NASFAT on behalf of President Goodluck Jonathan and himself and promised the organization the necessary support it desires for the progress and development of the nation.
Arc Sambo observed that Islam is a religion of peace and teaches peace but that certain groups and associations use the teachings wrongly. He noted that the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan has delivered on credible elections and is committed, resolutely, to the transformation agenda which is on course.
Earlier, the national president of NASFAT Mall Sherriff Yusuf stated the purpose of the visit which was to confirm their solidarity and support for the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo for the good works they observed was going on in the political social and economic spheres.
The national president also used the occasion to thank the Vice President for accepting to be the Special Guest of Honour in the symposium and to thank him for the previous support he has rendered the organization.
He used the occasion to lament on the security challenges facing the nation and the willingness of their organization not to fold it arms and pray alone, but also come out and enlighten the populace on Islam, its tenets and its abhorrence to violence.
On the symposium, he stated that they have gotten an eloquent speaker from Bahrain and other local experts like Dr Sani Lugga, Hajiya Bilkisu Yusuf and Nuraddin Sani amongst others, and that the Sultan Dr Sa’ad Abubakar III will chair the occasion.