The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has condemned pastors and Imams that incite violence and politicize religion in Nigeria.
The session is a prelude to the public lecture marking the Akure Ulefunta festival he is billed to deliver on Monday.
The Sultan said clerics must restrain themselves and mind their words while preaching, so as not to complicate issues in the country. He added that it was disheartening that some clerics were fond of taking undue advantage of their followers, enriching themselves while their followers wallow in abject poverty.
Abubakar emphasised the importance of coming together to talk on all issues affecting the country, so as to arrive at a consensus.
Earlier, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, the Deji of Akure, applauded the Sultan for his interventionist roles in resolving conflicts all over the world. He prayed for the success of the Sultan’s engagements in the state.