Eid-el-Fitr In C/River: Catholic Bishop Of Ogoja Celebrates with Muslim Ummah
The Catholic Bishop of Ogoja Diocese ,Bishop Donatus Akpan,over the weekend met with the muslim community to celebrate Eid-el-Fitr with them,saying both islam and Christianity are one religion before God.
The Bishop who was received by the Special Adviser to Governor Ben Ayade on Muslim Affairs,Alh Tanimu Hassan and the chief of Imam of Ogoja, haps on peaceful country-existence among the believers of the two faith.
According to the Bishop,Muslims and Christians are serving the same God,even as he charged leaders of faith to always embrace peaceful co-existence as all human are creation God.
The priest pledged to maintain a closed cordial relationship with the Muslims,explaining that the 2021 Eid-ei-Fitr Celebration conincided with the centenary celebration of the catholic diocese of Ogoja.
On their part,the Special Adviser to the Governor on Muslim Affairs, Alhaji Tanimu Hassan and the Chief Imam of Ogoja,Mallam Adamu Danjuma commended the Bishop for his love for muslim faith in Ogoja and other part of Northern Cross River .
They said his visit will go along way to cement the existing relationship the Ummah have enjoined from the Christians in the area.
“We will do everything in making sure that we protect peace in Cross River as the most secure state in Nigeria.
“This is because we don’t have any other home than this State, some of us were.born here and we grew up here,it is natural that we protect our home and Cros River State is our home.
“Governor Ben Ayade has even made this clear to us due to his numerous appointment he gave to the muslims in Cross River State in his government.
Highpoint of the visits was the distribution of gift items to the Muslim neighborhood by the Catholic Bishop of Ogoja Diocese, Donatus Akpan.
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