Minister of Information and Custom, Lai Mohammed has expressed that ethnicity and religion are to not blame for Nigeria’s points nonetheless the people.
Mohammed stated this all through the book presentation and seventy fifth birthday of Bamigboye Ogunbiyi, a renowned obstetrician and gynaecologist, on Saturday in Abuja.
Unveiling the autobiography titled, “Ripples of Grace’’, the minister stated that the nation is simply in its current challenges on account of some individuals who discover themselves attempting to propagate enmity amongst people.
He recognized that the nation was initially constructed on the mindset of peaceful coexistence between the two predominant religions; Islam and Christianity.
Mohammed moreover added that he was educated as a child to see everyone as equals, regardless of their religions and tribes.
“From the book, we learnt that the celebrant attended Federal Authorities College (FGC), Keffi and that is the rationale I am not shocked he ended up marrying Justice Clara from Borno,” he acknowledged.
“In Keffi, we had been taught at a extremely youthful age that this nation is one and the an identical and that religion, ethnicity and social standing do not matter nonetheless pretty one’s tutorial prowess.
“This could be a shining occasion of non secular harmony and peaceful co-existence that everyone knows in Nigeria.
“For 3 years, a Church made its premises accessible free of price for the annual Ramadan lecture.
“That’s reverse to the acrimony and mutual suspicion that many spiritual leaders are promoting right now.
“The lesson from that’s that the non secular disharmony that is being propagated right now by some non secular leaders is avoidable, and that adherents of the two predominant religions wouldn’t have to be enemies.
“I’ve been residing in GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, for almost 25 years and thru annual Eid-el-Fitr and Eid-el-Kabir, we, the Muslims on a regular basis have our open prayers at Arch Bishop Vining Memorial Church belonging to Anglican Communion.
“There was a particular yr, Eid-el-Kabir fell on a Sunday when the venue might also be used for the identical outdated Christian service.
“With this progress, all of us agreed that we should all the time come very early to want so as to not disrupt the church service.
“To our shock, the administration of Vining Memorial Cathedral rescheduled their very personal Sunday service to noon after we’d have left the place.
“I’ve not seen increased occasion of non secular tolerance in Nigeria.’’