Kano State governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, has called on religious leaders in the country to develop a road map that will manage the diversities among various religions for peace and development of the country.
The governor stated this in Kano while inaugurating a 23-member Committee on Inter-Religious Conference, which is scheduled to hold in Kano with Muslim and Christian clerics expected to be in attendance.
Ganduje said religious leaders had an important role to play in educating politicians against making utterances that would widen divisions among religions and tribes.
He said, “Kano has been a cosmopolitan city, driving its magnanimity from people who came from all over Africa and settled in the state, which prompted the need to have regular dialogues among the various religions for peace to reign in the state. So, to coexist with other tribes and religions is a tradition in Kano.
Ganduje said it was the third time the state would be organising the inter-religious conference.
In their separate remarks, the chairman and co-chairman of the committee, Sheikh Muhammad Bin Usman and Archbishop Peter said the committee would ensure a productive conference that would unite Nigerians irrespective of their religions.