By TERYIMA ANDREW-
Chief Imam of Nasco Fiber Mosque in Jos, Plateau state Shiekh Aliyu Khalid said the call for revolution in Nigeria by some persons could bring further apprehension among citizens.
“Today, revolution is unpopular form of overthrowing a government of the day, revolution is unacceptable globally.”
The Islamic cleric made his opinion known on Sunday in an interview, shortly after he deliver sermon on this year Eid-el-Kabir (Sallah) celebrations at the Jos Fiber Mosque.
Speaking on insecurity in Nigeria, Shiekh Khalid attributed the increasing insecurity in the country to poor governance.
“Please pardon my language, but I dere to say that, most of our politicians are accidental politicians, likewise some Imam and pastors.” He noted.
The Islamic cleric tasked government at all level to prioritise security of lives and property.
Khalid charged those calling for revolution in Nigeria to have a rethink and retreat from calling for cession.
“In the morden day World, you can call for over-throwing of a government through popular democratic means of voting, is you feel you are popular, join politics and converse for votes and win elections, not to call for cession.”
He however said there was hope for Nigerians, should all hands are on deck.
“I believe that the present challenges of banditry, kidnapping, armed-robbery, and corruption, will one day be history in Nigeria, but we all hands must be on deck to tackle this mennance.”
He call on Muslims to be their christian brother’s keepers, irrespective of region, economic and political difference.
The 2019 Eid-Kabir celebration coincided with Sunday church worship by christian faithfuls, therefore, most street of Jos were deserted during worship hours.
Security operatives were seen staged at most insecurity flashpoints, keeping watch on worshippers of both faith.
It will be recalled that, security operatives had ban movement of tricycles and motorbikes within the state capital Jos, and also barricaded some major routes leading to worship centers.
As at the time of filling in this report, the Sallah Celebration in Jos was peaceful.