General news

Sultan commends inter-religious harmony in Kogi

Published

on

News

By Friday Idachaba

The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Muhammed Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Saturday greeted interfaith harmony in Kogi.

The sultan praised it when he inaugurated a central Anyigba mosque with a capacity of 1,800 seats built by the former governor of Kogi and industrialist, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris.

The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that the state-of-the-art Anyigba Mosque in Dekina local government area in Kogi has an auditorium, offices, 30 male toilets and 50 female toilets.

It also has a school and was built on a 1.3 hectare plot.

Speaking at the inauguration, the Sultan and the head of the Supreme Islamic Council urged individuals to see the construction of mosques as a means of shaping the spiritual characters of generations to come.

He said the construction of mosques has also helped strengthen adherents’ faith and urged Muslims to use the coming Ramadan to pray for strength and lasting peace in the country.

The Sultan praised the initiative of the mosque facilitator, saying it attested to the fact that the building must have been designed over time and not an idea that was starting now.

He described the overwhelming presence of Christian clergymen at the inauguration of the mosque as unprecedented.

The Sultan said interfaith harmony was a way to keep peace in the country and urged all Nigerians to emulate the example of Kogi where Christians and Muslims were united in worship.

Speaking earlier, the former governor and facilitator of the mosque project, said his charity and community development projects were part of his modest way of showing gratitude to God for his love and countless blessings.

Idris explained that his involvement was not because he had too much money but because “God has been good to me throughout my life. I know I cannot pay Him for His exceptional mercy towards me.

“I think there is no better way to thank him than to provide a place for others to come and worship him,” he said.

The former governor said he had built churches and mosques in Idah, Ejule and Abejukolo even before he became governor.

He listed some evidence of God’s love in his life, including the miraculous survival of three of his children in a plane crash in 2006 that claimed the lives of many people.

In addition, he mentioned his narrow escapes after many serious accidents and his commercial and political successes.

“In fact, if I am to start counting God’s blessings and love for me, there will be no space to contain them.”

Reverend P. Anthony Adaji, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Idah, who led clergymen of all Christian denominations in the Kogi East Senate District, congratulated the former governor on his decision to promote the worship of God. (NOPE)

(NAN)

Short Link: https://wp.me/pcj2iU-3yJ3

NNN

NNN: :is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor @ nnn.ng

Eid -el-Fitr: Gov. Ganduje frees 123 prison inmates Coronavirus – Malawi: Daily update of information on COVID-19 (May 13, 2021) World Bank to construct 13.16km Lagos farm roads Coronavirus – Ethiopia: COVID-19 cases reported in Ethiopia (May 13, 2021) Eid el-fitri: Cleric preaches unity, tolerance to check ethnicity Cargo Airport project ‘ll increase economic fortunes of Anambra- ONICCIMA FIFA World Report: Give Every Talent a Chance Diaspora voting critical to effective participation in governance – council Visit Rwanda and RwandAir join the Basketball Africa League as official partners Pray for unity, cleric calls on Nigerians On May 25, 2021, Africa DayBrand Africa will announce the 100 Most Admired Brands in Africa. European Union (EU) contribution of € 8 million will boost gains in Desert Locust control FG to resuscitate special terrorism prosecution courts, says Malami Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan condemns murder of aid worker in Budi, Eastern Equatoria Eid-el-Fitr: Okowa calls for prayers to fight insecurity Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister Pledges to Support Implementation of Polio Transition Plan to Preserve Legacy Gov. Sani-Bello advocates peaceful coexistence on Eid el-Fitr MINUSMA strongly condemns amputations of civilians in Gao region and calls for perpetrators to be brought to justice Buhari mourns Dogonyaro, former Chief of Defence Staff Coronavirus – Republic of South Africa: COVID-19 statistics in RSA as of May 12, 2021 16,000 jobs’ll be created when National Theatre’s renovation is completed – Official Gen. Joshua Dogonyaro, ex-CDS dies at 80 Death Coronavirus – Eritrea: Ministry of Health announcement (May 12, 2021) New board will run the National Theatre after renovations – GM Ogun Govt. restates commitment to quality health care Eid-el-Fitr: Ganduje urges Muslims to pray for peace Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 case update (May 12, 2021) Eid-el-Fitr: Orji Kalu advocates national cohesion Expert wants greater investment in food security Incentives for the production of the digital economy in Cameroon (by Achare Takor) Ex minister, Turaki urges Muslims to uphold Ramadan values, peace, unity, benevolence Coronavirus – Daily update on the status of COVID-19 statistics in Zambia (May 12, 2021) Wet Season Farming: FG to distribute farm inputs to farmers Video press release: Weekly press briefing on the coronavirus epidemic Coronavirus – Ethiopia: COVID-19 cases reported in Ethiopia (May 12, 2021) Marriott International opens 5-star hotel in Lagos Coronavirus – South Africa: COVID-19 Statistics in South Africa (May 12, 2021) Kogi governor lauds appointment of Obaje as NG-CARES coordinator COVID-19: NCDC records 1 death, 44 new infections AbdulRazaq appoints 41-year-old multimedia czar as Kwara Tv GM Sallah: Gov. Matawalle assures workers of job security Company Income Tax increases by N97bn in Q1, 2021- NBS Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (May 12, 2021) De-escalation ‘an absolute must’ in Israel-Palestine conflict – UN Chief Coronavirus – Eswatini: COVID-19 daily update (May 12, 2021) NMA demands renewed effort to tackle insecurity Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 update (May 12, 2021) Eid-el-Fitr: PDP urges unity, patriotism to tackle national challenges NUPENG directs members to shut down services in Kaduna State Edo Assembly wants livestock farms registered