VP Shettima gives important advice to religious leaders

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Vice President Kashim Shettima

Vice President Kashim Shettima on Saturday urged religious leaders to be voices of reason and strive to promote tolerance among Nigerians.

Shettima made the call at the 38th National Maulud celebration of Sheikh Ibrahim Niass, held at the Mashood Abiola Stadium, Abuja.

Shettima said religious leaders and their followers in the country should always engage in tangible efforts to understand one another.

“More than ever, we appeal to you to remain the voices of reason in bridging the gaps between knowledge and ignorance, between reality and mischief.

“To honour the legacy of Prophet Muhammad sincerely, we must fulfil the noble injunction of being the best of people by bringing maximum benefit to our people,” the vice president added.

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He noted that tolerance and collaboration are important in transforming Nigeria into a welcoming home and a nation of opportunities for all.

“This mindset is crucial for fulfilling our commitment to building an inclusive and progressive society.

“Regardless of one’s position at the religious or ethnic table, the undeniable reality is that none of us remains immune to the repercussions of chaos, poverty or insecurity,” he added.

Shettima also urged leaders to renew their commitment to the service of humanity.

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