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Crises and Conflicts Litter Entire Landscape of Muslim World – Buhari

        President Muhammadu Buhari has raised con­cern over the situation bedeviling the Muslim com­munity worldwide affirming that a multiplicity of crises and conflicts litter the en­tire landscape of the Muslim World.
He bared his mind dur­ing the 13th summit of the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) in Istanbul, Turkey, and urged the Mus­lim world to take the path of cultivating knowledge which he described as the mainstay of the economy and future of the world.

Buhari, who was represent­ed at the summit by the Min­ister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu, made the as­sertions yesterday in a state­ment made available to the media.
“A multiplicity of crises and conflicts litter the en­tire landscape of the Mus­lim World – from West and North Africa through Cen­tral Asia to the Indian sub­continent; from Jammu and Kashmir to Jakarta.
“And from the Arabian Peninsula and the Near East to the Balkans; many mem­ber-states are embroiled in conflicts threatening their very existence and taking an unacceptable toll in human lives and destruction of criti­cal infrastructure.

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“Muslim minorities in non-member-states like My­ammar, Philippines, Thai­land and China; and Muslim migrants in the West are still facing serious political, cul­tural and economic challeng­es or outright persecution,’’ he said.

The president also com­mented on the security situ­ation in Nigeria, saying that security forces have degraded the Boko Haram to the extent that the terrorist group can no longer seize and hold on to any territory in the coun­try.

        He said the government forces had taken over all the territories seized by the insurgents and destroyed their camps and that most of the leaders of the terror­ist group had been arrested, while many others had surrendered.

Buhari also reaffirmed his support for the indepen­dence of the State of Palestine, saying that Nigeria iden­tifies with and fully supports the just struggle of the people of Palestine against the unjust occupation of their land and the oppression of their people by Israel.
“The situation in Palestine remains bleak; the scourge of terrorism and violent extrem­ism remains unabated.
“The drums of Islamapho­bia, especially in the countries with minority or migrant Muslims, are being beaten to achieve mischievous political objectives.
“Nigeria identifies with and fully supports the just strug­gle of the people of Palestine against the unjust occupation of their land and the oppres­sion of their people by Israel,” Buhari said.
He affirmed that Nigeria fully supports all OIC efforts towards cooperation in edu­cation, science and technol­ogy as well as measures put in place to develop intra-OIC trade, socio-economic infra­structures, micro-finance sec­tor, agriculture and health.

           The president said Nigeria is already in the process of signing the statute of the new­ly created Specialized Institu­tion for Food and Security based in Astana, Kazakhstan.
“It is to share our experiences in the areas of food se­curity and the introduction of an e-platform for agricultural services in rural areas,” he added.

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