The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Monday at the International Conference on Humanities and the Burden of Governance in Africa, urged lecturers of Islamic Studies to devise strategies on how to ensure peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Christians in Nigeria.
The Sultan was represented by the Emir of Keffi, Shehu Yamusa III, at the event which was organized by the Faculty of Arts, Nasarawa State Univerity, Keffi.
According to the Sultan, religious leaders are obligated to promote mutual understanding and tolerance among the two religions.
He further expressed sadness over the neglect of history as a subject at the elementary level in Nigeria education.
“Despite the fact that history is brought back, till today, I have not seen any implementation to that effect.
‘‘That means there is a gap in the content and also sustainability of having no competent historians and experts in the discipline to be utilised in resolving conflict in through historical approach,” he said.
The Sultan urged teachers of Christian religious studies to ensure that academic disciplines were grounded in African Christian Theology and Islam, in order to ensure mutual interplay of religious doctrines for harmonious living.