Special Report Nigerian

Custom Search
Sultan preaches peace as Islamic group calls for special prayers against same-sex marriage
Report by NNEWS Correspondent


It also noted with concern threats by the British Foreign Secretary, Mr. William Hague, saying that the UK government would cut aid to anti-gay countries.

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar III has pledged that the sultanate will go the extra mile to ensure that Nigerians co-exist peaceful, irrespective of their religious or ethnic backgrounds as an Islamic group, Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI) calls for special prayers against same-sex marriage in the country.


The Monarch gave this assurance when President Goodluck Jonathan visited him at his palace on Thursday. The Sultan said Sokoto state was not only the most peaceful state in the country, ``but is home to all Nigerians, irrespective of geo-political differences.

``And it is our duty not only to maintain this peaceful nature of Sokoto, but to replicate it all over the country and that is why we are so committed; we are so committed; we are so committed to see a peaceful, stable Nigeria. ``No matter what it takes, we will go the extra mile to have peace in our country and I want to assure Mr. President that we will not retreat our step back, but we will always move forward to ensure peace in this country.

``Peace is always possible when there is justice and justice is the bedrock of any governance or government. Where there is no justice there can’t peace and where is no peace, there can’t be development.’’ Abubakar therefore enjoined all Muslims and Christians in the country to always conduct themselves with the fear of God.

The president had earlier thanked the Sultan for his efforts in ensuring peace in the country and gave the assurance that the Federal Government would continue to execute meaningful projects in Sokoto State. President Jonathan also assured Nigerians that the PDP-led Federal Government would continue to embark on people-oriented programmes to uplift the quality of life of the people

``We thank you for your leadership in this country. It’s not easy to lead, especially trying moments like this and within this period, you have shown focus, you have shown commitment in the leadership.``We have to use this opportunity to thank you and thank the people of this state.”

The President who was in Sokoto for the grand finale of the PDP gubernatorial election campaign, urged the sultanate to support and cooperate with the PDP administrations at both state and federal levels for the general good of the society.Meanwhile, the Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI) on Thursday called for special prayers against same-sex marriage in the country.

JNI made the appeal in a statement issued in Kaduna and signed by its Secretary-General, Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu.

The statement frowned at renewed efforts by the UN Secretary General Secretary, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, on Feb. 29 during the African Union Summit in Addis, Ethiopia, to campaign for support for same-sex marriage.

``We call on all Muslims to pray against the success of such devilish act, and may the Almighty continue to protect us from the whispers of Shaitan, the cursed. Amin.’’

The group in the statement also urged the Federal Government not to be intimidated or to succumb to the pressure of those ``who would always want us to be at their service.

``Though same-sex Prohibition Bill has been put in place by the National Assembly, however, it is instructive to state categorically that we, as Muslims, condemn in its entirety, the ungodly act of such call made by UN scribe,’’ the statement said.

It also noted with concern threats by the British Foreign Secretary, Mr. William Hague, saying that the UK government would cut aid to anti-gay countries.

  Unique visitors: 1138


The Views and Opinions expressed herein are those of the individual writers not those of NigerianNews. All facts and their accuracies are the responsibilities of the authors. Please also note that some authors may use pseudo names or generic emails, to which NigerianNews has no way of verifying. Therefore an author's identity should not be inferred on the basis of name, subject matter, or any other characterization presented here. NigerianNews is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


Privacy Policy