Governor Aregbesola observed that economy and abject poverty, rather than religion, is the major springboard of the Boko Haram insurgency
During the visit, the Sultan commended the Governor for displaying religious tolerance in his spell as the number one citizen of the Southwest State.
The commendation which came in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, shortly before the Sultan led a national prayer for peace, security, stability and development, in honour of Deputy President General (South) of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Sakariyau Olayiwola Babalola.
The leader of Muslims in Nigeria, also enjoined various religious groups across the country to make prayer a daily routine as the country requires spiritual solutions to its peculiar challenges.
Governor Aregbesola observed that economy and abject poverty, rather than religion, is the major springboard of the Boko Haram insurgency which has ravaged Nigeria's northeast region since 2009.
During the Sultan’s courtesy call on the Governor, the Sultan commended Aregbesola for his commitment to the development of humanity regardless of socio-economic, political and religious differences.
He said the state under the leadership of Aregbesola has demonstrated high sense of fairness to religious organisations in the State.
He noted that the Governor has extremely demonstrated to the world the sterling quality expected from whoever holds the office of the Governor.
In the Sultan's words, "I must acknowledge your commitment in promoting unity among the various religious organisations in the state as this is in line with our cardinal objective of ensuring a peaceful nation".
The Sultan stated that this would be his 6th time in Osun.
In his remarks, Governor Aregbesola said that it must sadden every Muslim to hear that a Muslim can kill himself or herself or accept to carry out a suicide mission for the paltry sum of N200.
He called on Muslim leaders to undertake the task of eradicating poverty in the land in order to deal a fatal blow to terrorism.