Sunday, April 14, 2024

Religion won’t split Nigeria, Akpabio tells Muslim senators


The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has declared that faith can’t divide the higher legislative chamber and Nigeria regardless of senators belonging to completely different faiths.

Akpabio, who spoke on Monday evening whereas internet hosting his Muslim colleagues and attended by just a few others who’re Christians for Iftar (breaking of quick) in Abuja, stated everybody serves just one God.

He stated: “Faith can’t divide us. It was not a mere coincidence that the Christian Lenten and Muslim Ramadan intervals got here up once more on the similar time,” stressing that it reveals that despite the fact that Muslims and Christians have completely different religions, they each have just one God, the Supreme God.

The Senate President reminded his colleagues that God despatched them to the world “for a function and that function is to stay in peace with each other, love each other, pray collectively, work for each other to make sure progress for humanity.”

“I need to congratulate all of us for breaking quick at this time and thank Almighty Allah for protecting us alive to see at the present time and pray that He’ll proceed to guard us and proceed to take care of our well being, take care of our households by this Ramadan interval and likewise use this chance to congratulate you on the Easter celebration.

“It’s not a coincidence that God is merging the fasting of the Muslims and that of Christians. That is concerning the second or third time it’s occurring.

“The intention is to indicate that we might have completely different religions, however now we have just one God and that God is the Supreme God that appears in any case of us.

“So to the glory of God, the invitation was for these of us who’re nonetheless round. Those that haven’t but gone to Saudi Arabia notably for these final 10 days of Ramadan, that we should always meet and break the quick collectively.

“And naturally, we additionally invited the Christian Senators to come back. For them, it’s a celebration of the Easter interval. Coming collectively is all that we want. We have to proceed to work collectively as brothers and sisters of the one Almighty God, for the advantage of our pricey nation. Faith can’t divide us.

“Regardless of the turmoil, irrespective of the political disagreement, even households do disagree. However we should bear one factor in thoughts, that we’re serving humanity and we’re serving humanity by Almighty God and that someday, we will go away this world to go and account for our deeds whereas we’re on earth. I believe that’s the guideline,” he additional defined.

Responding on behalf of different Senators current, the Deputy Senate President, Jibrin Barau, thanked Akpabio for inviting them to have Iftar with him, saying it was an illustration of the care that he has for all lawmakers within the nation.

“This invitation has strengthened what we learn about you. There may be an adage within the Hausa language that claims: Inviting you to come back is extra scrumptious than the meals.

“So after we heard concerning the invitation, we have been very blissful that you’ve got us in thoughts and that you’re very caring. So, we thanks very a lot,” he stated.

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