The former President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, Archbishop John Onaiyekan, has given food for some Muslims to break their fast after observing Thursday’s Ramadan fasting.
The clergyman, who displayed the gesture at the Al-Habibiyah Mosque in Guzape, Abuja where over 2,000 Muslims gathered to break their fast, said: “we are doing our best to spread an attitude of openness because we believe that God does not want his children to kill each other. He wants us to live in peace. So anything we can do to promote peace, we must do.”
The Chief Imam of Al-Habibiyyah Islamic Society, Fuad Adeyemi, commended the Bishop, who he said is not an underground clergy.
“It shows that we can really live together, that we can be friends, and that we can live in peace.”
Present at the event is the Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong and Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Mohammed Buba Marwa.
“Here today we have many Muslims and Christians breaking fast together, we must encourage this kind of religious harmony,” Lalong said.
“Our prayer is that God will use this union to answer our prayer so that there will be peace in Nigeria and all over the world.”