Alao Oluwafemi Joseph
Fellow, Social Science Research Council, U.S.A.
Researcher in Religion Ethics & Sociology of Religion, Department of Religion Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
A pluralistic society is always characterized by the diversity of beliefs and practices. What a group of people or faith believes to be ethical may be considered otherwise by another. The philosophical stand or religious conviction of a group may be pointing directly opposite to what another denounced if this does not properly handle it will surely lead the society into disorder which will, in turn, infringe on human rights. Pluralistic society like Nigeria who has three main religions namely: Christianity, Islam and African Traditional Religion, 6 geo-political zones with more than 371 tribes, 521 languages and 174 million people living within the same geographical zone with the mandate of political, economic and religious development that will position both the country and its citizens in a healthy and notable class among the countries of the world, the government must put some measurement in place such as code of conducts that states the human rights. It should be noted here that this paper shall focus and explain the view of tolerance in the three main religion consider to be licit in Nigeria, It is recommended among others that interfaith dialogue in Nigeria need to take positive effects. The adherent of each religion should treat themselves equally. Also, Leaders need to emphasize more on peace and tolerance to it adherent. The government should provide job opportunities’. Since morality cut across every sector in society, there is a need for the government to collaborate with Non-Governmental organizations (NGOs) in providing workshops, seminars, and symposiums for the youth in society.