The Emir of Kano, His Royal Highness, Muhammad Sanusi II, has told a delegation of religious leaders that he used his personal income to rebuilt a church that was destroyed during religious unrest at Rogo local government area in Kano.
Sanusi II, said: “I renovated the said
church to help avoid a situation where a Christian believer might feel
offended and his religion disrespected”.
Emir Sanusi II, stated this
during a oneday Inter-Religious and Community Conference organised by
Kano State government with the theme: “Towards Strengthening Interfaith
and Community Relations for Harmony, Peace and Sustainable Development,
held at Coronation Hall, Government House, Kano, Kano State, yesterday.
Kano emir urged the followers of the two major religions to respect
each other’s religion to avoid future religious disharmony in the state
and the country at large.
Meanwhile, the chief host of the occasion,
Kano State governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje disclosed that research
has shown that most of the religious conflicts experienced in the
country were in one way or the other triggered by elite to divide the
adherents of their respective religions.
He said Islam and
Christianity enjoin followers to live in peace and preach peace as
neither of the scriptures of the two religions preach violence.
expressed optimism that the people of Nigeria will embrace each other
irrespective of religious conviction, noting that his administration
decided to convene the conference considering the fact that Kano is
adjudged to be truly Nigeria’s state with cosmopolitan nature.
He charged the participants to practice what they have learnt from the conference.
Among participants at the conference were, Kano CAN chairman, Ransome Bello as well as other Christians and Muslims clerics