President Tinubu Appeals for Unity in Religious Leaders’ Sermons

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President Bola Tinubu has made a heartfelt appeal to religious leaders across Nigeria, urging them to refrain from disparaging the nation in their sermons and instead focus on praying for its prosperity. Speaking during a Ramadan Iftar event held at the State House in Abuja on Thursday, President Tinubu emphasized the pivotal role of religious leaders in shaping public opinion and fostering unity among citizens.

In his address to traditional rulers and religious leaders, President Tinubu highlighted the importance of constructive criticism of elected officials while reaffirming his administration’s commitment to transforming Nigeria’s challenges into opportunities for growth. He reiterated the resilience of Nigerians in the face of terrorism and other forms of criminality, emphasizing the need for collaboration between government and religious leaders to tackle these issues effectively.

President Tinubu Appeals for Unity in Religious Leaders' Sermons
    President Bola Tinubu called on religious leaders to refrain from vilifying or denigrating the nation in their sermons.

    Reflecting on the recent loss of 17 soldiers in Okuama, Delta State, President Tinubu underscored the importance of love for the nation and called for prayers and education to uplift the country. He urged religious leaders not to condemn Nigeria but to work towards positive change through peaceful means.

    The President, whose birthday coincided with Good Friday, expressed gratitude for the well-wishes extended to him and prayed for the safety and well-being of all attendees and their families.

    Vice-President Kashim Shettima echoed President Tinubu’s sentiments, emphasizing the crucial role of religious and traditional leaders in promoting peace and unity across ethnic and religious divides. He praised the nation’s economic progress and commended the President’s leadership in addressing longstanding challenges such as fuel subsidy.

    President Tinubu Appeals for Unity in Religious Leaders' Sermons
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      Representatives of traditional rulers and religious councils expressed solidarity with the President and pledged their support in addressing issues such as rising food prices and security concerns. They highlighted the significance of Ramadan as a period of reflection and unity, expressing optimism for Nigeria’s return to peace and stability.

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      Apostle Samson Fatokun, representing the Christian Association of Nigeria, commended President Tinubu for fostering a harmonious relationship between the state and the church. He pledged continued support for the administration’s efforts to combat kidnapping and banditry.


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