Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, has urged both the Christian and Muslim faithful to continue to live in peace with one another.
Tambuwal made the remark tuesday when the state chapter of CAN the Christian Association of Nigeria, paid him a visit at Government House, Sokoto.
He stressed the need for the adherents of the two major religions to be brothers’ keepers, and strive to ensure rapid socio-economic development of the country.
According to him, no meaningful progress can be achieved in the country without peace and stability.
“Peace is the key to national development, hence the need for all citizens to work towards ensuring a long lasting peace in the country,” he said.
Tambuwal also used the occasion to rejoice with the Christians on the Christmas and wished them a prosperous new year ahead.
He commended the peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Christians in the state, and urged them to sustain it.
Speaking on behalf of the members, spokesman of CAN in Sokoto, Reverend Steven Okafor, commended the people of the state for their tolerance and hospitality.
He said Christians in the state had celebrated the Christmas under a very peaceful atmosphere, which he described as commendable.
He thanked Tambuwal for his numerous people-oriented projects in the state and urged him not to relent.