- President Muhammadu Buhari has led the laying of the foundation for the promotion of peace and improved religious tolerance in Nigeria
- The president did this while laying the foundation stone for the construction of the Kaduna Centre for the study of Christian-Muslim relations and the promotion of peace
- The incident to place in collaboration with other influential Nigerians including former President Olusegun Obasanjo
Leaders across the country have come together to lay a foundation stone for the construction of the Kaduna Centre for the study of Christian-Muslim relations.
The laying of the foundation was carried out by President Muhammadu Buhari alongside a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, ex-military head of state, Abdulasami Abubakar and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
The Punch reports that the centre would be built for the promotion of peace and improvement of Christain and Muslim relations in Nigeria.
Taking the lead in the laying of the foundation for the centre, President Buhari said the edifice would serve as an entrenchment of peace in Kaduna and Nigeria as a whole.
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Recalling several religious crises which the country has experienced, the president said his administration would continue to support every effort channelled towards the development of peace across the country.
Also, congratulating the founder of the centre and the secretary of the Anglican Communion Worldwide, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, President Buhari said there must be conscious efforts made by critical stakeholders to ensure religious tolerance in Nigeria.
This Day reports that while represented by the minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the president appreciated the founder of the centre for devoting his life to the work of peace between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria.
“I called on all here present today and those who may not be present, to support this effort to promote peace, understanding and cooperation between Muslim ummah (community) and the Christian community in our country generally and within the Northern states in particular.”
President Muhammadu Buhari visits Lagos state
The Nigerian leader arrived in the city in the early hours of Thursday, December 9, and was received by the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
While in Lagos, the president is expected to attend a book launch and commission naval boats and helicopters.
President Buhari condoles with parents of Ojudu Grammar School students
Also, the president in a recent reaction sent a message to the parents and relations of Ojodu Grammar School students who were crushed by a trailer.
President Buhari in a statement signed by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina expressed sadness over the tragic incident.
His message followed the incident that occurred in Lagos on Tuesday, December 7, when a trailer suffered a brake failure and rammed into students of the Ojodu grammar school killing 10 of them.