A member of the Muslim World League, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, said on Friday that the organisation would work towards strengthening religious tolerance and understanding among Nigerians.
Wamakko said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) in Sokoto that the League would encourage followers of the two major religions in Nigeria to work closely, to engender respect and understanding among them.
According to him, the organisation is bringing together Muslim and Christian scholars to a conference aimed at strengthening knowledge on the teachings of the two religions. Wamakko added that the conference would address issues of religious extremism, violence in the name of religion and similar issues that tend to portray religion in bad light.
He stressed the need for religious leaders at all levels to do more in sensitising their followers on the importance of tolerance, understanding and mutual respect.
Wamakko, a former governor of Sokoto State and now a Senator, said Nigerians must live in peace and pray for their leaders in order to reap God’s abundant blessings.