Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Sunday abhorred the violence that has gripped different parts of the North, saying such actions are both abominable and condemnable.
He equally admonished adherents of all faiths in the country to respect one another and work towards building bridge of understanding among the people. Speaking when he addressed worshippers and other well wishers at the St. Cyprian’s Anglican Church, Koroma, Tai Local Government Areas of Rivers State, Tambuwal said various communities in the country have lived together in peace for ages, as such no one should seek to undermine that peace and harmony being enjoyed.
He said he was in Rivers State to witness the thanksgiving ceremony organised by Hon Barinada Mpigi, in his constituency.
The Speaker said the religion of Islam respects the sanctity of human life and places of worship, addding that Prophet Muhammad places high premium on respect for churches and monasteries during his life time and has enjoined his followers to do same.
According to him, in theory and orientation, Islam and Christianity are not antagonistic to each other. “In Damascus, I saw the tomb of John the Baptist inside a mosque. Few metres away from there, lies the grave of the grandson of our holy prophet Muhammad (SAW). I think we have a lot to learn from that,” the Speaker added.