The problem is not that of religion, but rather of abuse of religion by people who want to feather their nest, their own personal interest. They use, and indeed abuse religion in order to carry that through. I believe also that the ordinary, regular average Nigerian is ready to interact with others across the divide, if not for those who abuse their positions and sometimes even take advantage of their poverty, in order to use religion as their undoing. I think that it is for us who are leaders in the faith to continue to make efforts to help people recognize that they are being used, and also get people to know that if you are being abused, it is your responsibility to find ways of defending yourself and ensuring your faith is kept going.” • Most Rev. (Dr.) Alfred Adewale Martins, Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos.