- Nigerians have been called upon to emulate President Muhammadu Buhari's religious tolerance
- The call was made by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday, November 30, in Abuja
- Osinbajo said that for peace and unity to thrive in the country, Nigerians must embrace each other despite differences in religion
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has pointed at President Muhammadu Buhari's religious tolerance as a quality that Nigerians all over the country should emulate.
Osinbajo, speaking at the opening of the General Assembly of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) in Abuja on Saturday, November 30, admitted that religious bigotry has been a threat to the nation especially in the past, Daily Trust reports.
Using President Buhari's liberality in religious affairs as case study for his speech, Osinbajo said: "Sometimes, when I see the president on a Sunday morning, he asks me whether the service is over already or I am escaping from the service!
"That is the sort of tolerance that we need in a multi-ethnic, multi-religious society and it is the duty of leaders to show that sort of example.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that amidst the lingering speculations that there was disagreement between President Buhari and Osinbajo, a presidential aide, Senator Babajide Omoworare, has declared that the duo maintains cordial relationship.
Omoworare, who is the senior special assistant to the president on National Assembly matters (Senate), made the clarification while briefing journalists at the National Assembly Complex on Wednesday, November 6.
Legit.ng gathered that he denied reports of a misunderstanding between the office of the president and the vice president.
Responding to criticisms over President Buhari’s decision to sign the amended deep offshore act in London, Senator Omoworare insisted that the constitution permits the president to work from anywhere.
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