- The Enugu state government has fulfilled the promise it made to the Muslim community in Nsukka in 2020
- The governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has commended the Muslim and Christion community in Nsukka for living in harmony
- Ugwuanyi promised that his administration will continue to foster peace among religious groups in Enugu state
The governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has rebuilt two mosques that were destroyed during a protest in the Nsukka local government area (LGA) of the state in 2020.
Ugwuanyi on Friday, August 27, handed over to the two mosques rebuilt by his administration to the Muslim community in Nsukka, This Day reported.
The governor was represented at the presentation ceremony by the chairman of Nsukka LGA, Cosmas Ugwueze.
He thanked the Christian and Muslim communities for sustaining the existing peace in Enugu State,
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According to Daily Nigerian, the governor reassured them of his commitment to continue to protect everyone resident in the state.
In response, the Muslim community expressed appreciation to Ugwuanyi for rebuilding and inauguration of the mosques,
The community in a statement said:
“We will continually pray for God’s wisdom, direction and strength upon you as you pilot the affairs of this great state. Thank you for extending your unreserved help to all kinds of people in the state irrespective of their state of origin, religion, belief and race.''
Obasanjo explained why he refused to sponsor CAN building with govt funds
Meanwhile, Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria, has explained why he refused to finance the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) building with government money when he was in power.
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The former president, 85, said if he did for Christians, he would have no choice but to extend the same gestures towards people of other faiths in the country.
He made this disclosure on Friday, August 27, in Lagos state during an event to mark the Book Launch and 85th Birthday of Eminence Prelate Sunday Mbang of the Methodist Church Nigeria.
CAN accuses Borno government of plotting to wipe out churches
In another news, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has accused the Borno state government of trying to wipe out churches from the state.
The association made the allegation while condemning the demolition of a church building in Maiduguri, the state capital recently.
The Borno state chapter of CAN also lamented over the killing of a church member on Thursday, August 5.