On Tuesday in Abuja while receiving the leadership of Qadiriyya Islamic Movement in Africa at the State House, President Buhari urged religious leaders in the country to assist government to overcome forces of destruction by enlightening their followers to guard against religious extremism and terrorism. He noted that Muslim leaders have a duty to promote the principles and tenets of Islam as a religion of peace and justice.
President Buhari: The antidote to Extremism and Terrorism is Education
The President went ahead to say those who indoctrinate children and plant explosives on them to harm innocent people do not belong to any religion but are ‘‘terrorists who should be identified and fought until they give up their evil ways.’’
President Buhari, who commended the Qadiriyya movement for promoting education, good moral conduct and interfaith dialogue in the society, expressed support for the proposed Islamic Centre in Abuja by the movement.
The leader of the Qadiriyya in Africa, Sheikh Qaribullah Kabara had earlier his speech, congratulated the President on his emergence as his party’s candidate for the 2019 election. He equally commended the President on the achievements of his administration since coming into office, stressing the increased power supply, diversification of the economy and food sufficiency.