April 9, 2024

Arewa leader, Saidu urges greater Muslim, Christian collaboration

Arewa leader, Saidu urges greater Muslim, Christian collaboration

…as he appeals for peace between Governor Fubara, Wike

By Jimitota Onoyume

Arewa leader in the South, Alhaji Musa Saidu has called for greater collaboration between Muslims and Christians in the country, urging politicians, particularly in Rivers state to embrace peace.

Saidu in his Sallah message to Nigerians also prayed God Almighty to grant the nation’s political leaders strength to fulfill their political promises to their various states and the country.

“We are wishing all our Muslim brothers, President Bola Tinubu, his Vice president, happy Sallah. And we are calling for cooperation among Christians and Muslims. And we pray God grant our prayers done in this period of supplication, Ramadan.

On Rivers state, he enjoined Governor Sim Fubara and his erstwhile political Godfather and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Mr Nyesom Wike to give peace a chance.

Saidu said media reports on Rivers state were indicative that the political fight between the two political leaders in the state was already impacting negatively on the lives of youths, stressing that reported shootings in Diobu and some other areas in the state had been traced to the political rivalry in the state.

We are using this Ramadan to appeal to our leaders in Rivers State to promote peace and embrace the good of the state. There have been regular shootings in the Diobu area, a vigilante was killed recently there.

“Some of these shootings have been traced to the politics of the state. The state should not go back to the era before 2003 when many youths lost their lives in their prime, consumed in the politics of political leaders who armed youths.

“We are using this period of Ramadan to appeal to all to let peace reign, lives should not be sacrificed on the altar of political differences.

“We are also urging the ordinary people to resist temptations to be armed by politicians against the people.”

Commending the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Tunji Disu for his success in crime fighting so far Saidu also prayed God for an end to insecurity in the north and other parts of the country.

“We commend the Commissioner of Police Mr. Tunde Disu for his peace moves in the state. We commend him for his good actions.

“We pray God to end insecurity in the north and the country and pray God to lead our leaders to fulfill their political promises in the country.

“We are appealing to bandits to repent to lead a normal life. We pray to God for those in the custody of bandits for their release.”