By Ikechukwu Odu
NSUKKA—-The Chief Imam of the University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN Central Mosque, Dr. AbdulMuminu Isah, yesterday called on Nigerians not to use religion as a foothold to take arms against one another.
The Imam who is also a lecturer at the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management, UNN, while giving his sallah message to Nigerians, added that those who attack one another on the basis of religion are ignorant of its principles and teachings and urged such People to equip themselves with requisite knowledge to guide their actions.
The Muslim cleric equally urged Nigerians not to allow the bad economic situation in the country to push them into crimes. He also urged Nigerians to work genuinely and put their trust in God, adding that God does not bless an idle hand.
While talking of the significance of Eid-el-Kabir celebration, he urged Nigerians to emulate Abraham and Ishmael by always obeying constituted authorities.
He equally thanked the UNN Vice Chancellor, Prof. Charles Igwe, and the university community at large for celebrating with them, adding that there has been symbiotic relationship between the Muslims and the host community.
Also, his assistant, Abdulrasheed Lawal, in his sallah message, urged Nigerians to always stand for the truth.
Similarly, another Muslim faithful, Professor Mumini Audu Momoh, of theDepartment of Pharmaceutics, UNN, emphasized on the need for peaceful co-existence among Nigerians despite our different religious affiliations. He prayed Allah to grant Nigerians the spirit of tolerance which would foster our unity in diversity.