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Abduljabbar Saga: Ganduje accepts dialogue with Muslim sects

Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara

Kano governor Abdullahi Ganduje has agreed to a dialogue between debarred controversial cleric Sheikh Nasiru Kabara and clerics from every other Muslim sect surrounding issues raised by Kabara.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Abba Anwar on Tuesday said the proposed dialogue will hold in few days.

Clerics from all Muslim sects will attend the dialogue to be witnessed by scholars from outside Kano.

The state government debarred Sheikh Abduljabbar Sheikh Nasir Kabara from preaching in the state for his mode of teachings considered incendiary.

The state government also ordered that all seminaries run by the cleric be shut down pending investigation by security agencies

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Abba Anwar on Tuesday said the proposed dialogue will hold in few days.

According to the statement, the governor had a special meeting with Islamic Clerics from all Muslim Sects, on the need to allow for a dialogue.

The statement read, “Many prominent scholars from all sects were in attendance, with the Commissioner for Religious Affairs, Dr Muhammad Tahar Adam, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Ali Haruna Makoda and former gubernatorial candidate in Kano, Malam Saluhu Sagir Takai, among others.”

The decision has been reached as a response to Abduljabbar’s recent call for justice.

The government is to provide a venue and necessary security for the dialogue.

“It was agreed that all Sects of the Muslims would be represented at the dialogue meeting. While some prominent scholars would also be invited from outside Kano to witness the dialogue.”

The contenders have been given two weeks from the time of the announcement to prepare their points of argument/dialogue for engaging Abduljabbar in the much-awaited dialogue.

The dialogue is to be aired live on local and foreign radio stations.

The governor urged the people of the state to remain calm and peaceful before, during and after the dialogue.