The Prelate, Methodist Church of Nigeria, Dr Samuel Uche, on Sunday, in Lagos, called for peace and tolerance among Christian and Muslim for a peaceful and prosperous Nigeria.
Uche made the appeal while speaking with journalists on the sideline of the induction of the Christian Council of Nigeria’s General-Secretary, Rev. Evans Onyemara at the Methodist Cathedral of Peace and Excellence, Lagos.
The prelate said that his appeal was premised on the crisis brewing over the wearing of hijab by willing Muslim female students in Kwara.
According to him, there should be tolerance among Christians and Muslims, saying that misunderstanding over the hijab issue leading to skirmishes in Kwara was unnecessary.
“I don’t think Christian should close their schools to Muslim girls over hijab wearing.
“Also, Christians who go to Muslim schools should not also be forced to wear hijab.
“This is a matter of religious tolerance,’’ he said.
The prelate stressed the need for peace, unity and tolerance among Nigerians, irrespective of religion or tribe.
He added that the gatemen in his house were Muslims.
“We should also know that there are criminals among Christians and Muslims and I advise we all fish out those criminals so that the law can catch up with them.’’
Uche appealed to adherents of Christianity and Islam in Nigeria not to envy or kill one another in the name of religion, as “we are all one’’.
Source: The News Nigeria
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