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Religion And Ethnicity Not Nigeria’s Problem, It’s The People – Lai Mohammed]


Minister of Info and Tradition, Lai Mohammed has expressed that ethnicity and faith are to not blame for Nigeria’s issues however the folks.

Mohammed said this through the ebook presentation and seventy fifth birthday of Bamigboye Ogunbiyi, a famend obstetrician and gynaecologist, on Saturday in Abuja.

Unveiling the autobiography titled, “Ripples of Grace’’, the minister said that the nation is simply in its present challenges because of some people who find themselves attempting to propagate enmity amongst folks.

He identified that the nation was initially constructed on the mindset of peaceable coexistence between the 2 main religions; Islam and Christianity.

Mohammed additionally added that he was educated as a toddler to see everybody as equals, regardless of their religions and tribes.

“From the ebook, we learnt that the celebrant attended Federal Authorities Faculty (FGC), Keffi and that’s the reason I’m not shocked he ended up marrying Justice Clara from Borno,” he mentioned.

“In Keffi, we had been taught at a really younger age that this nation is one and the identical and that faith, ethnicity and social standing don’t matter however quite one’s tutorial prowess.

“It is a shining instance of non secular concord and peaceable co-existence that we all know in Nigeria.

“For 3 years, a Church made its premises obtainable freed from cost for the annual Ramadan lecture.

“That is opposite to the acrimony and mutual suspicion that many non secular leaders are selling as we speak.

“The lesson from that is that the spiritual disharmony that’s being propagated as we speak by some spiritual leaders is avoidable, and that adherents of the 2 main religions wouldn’t have to be enemies.

“I’ve been residing in GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, for nearly 25 years and through annual Eid-el-Fitr and Eid-el-Kabir, we, the Muslims all the time have our open prayers at Arch Bishop Vining Memorial Church belonging to Anglican Communion.

“There was a specific 12 months, Eid-el-Kabir fell on a Sunday when the venue may also be used for the same old Christian service.

“With this improvement, all of us agreed that we must always come very early to hope in order to not disrupt the church service.

“To our shock, the administration of Vining Memorial Cathedral rescheduled their very own Sunday service to midday after we might have left the place.

“I’ve not seen higher instance of non secular tolerance in Nigeria.’’


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