Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu
Waziri Tambuwal, yesterday abhorred the violence
that has gripped different parts of the North, and
admonished adherents of all faiths urging respect
one another and work towards building bridge of
understanding among the people.
Speaking when he addressed worshippers and other
well wishers at the St. Cyprian's Anglican Church,
Koroma, Tai Local Government Areas of Rivers State,
Tambuwal said various communities in the country
have lived together in peace for ages, as such no
one should seek to undermine that peace and
harmony being enjoyed.
He was in Rivers to witness the thanksgiving
ceremony organised by Hon Barinada Mpigi in his
The Speaker said the religion of Islam respects the
sanctity of human life and places of worship, adding
that Prophet Muhammad places high premium on
respect for churches and monasteries during his life
time and has enjoined his followers to do same
.According to him, in theory and orientation, Islam and
Christianity are not antagonistic to each other.
"In Damascus, I saw the tomb of John the Baptist
inside a mosque. Few metres away from there, lies
the grave of the grandson of our holy prophet
Muhammad (SAW). I think we have a lot to learn from
that," the Speaker added.
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In his remarks at the occasion, Bishop of Ogoni Diocese of Anglican Communion, Rt Rev Solomon
Gberegbara, commended Tambuwal for addressing the congregation, saying for the first time in
his episcopal life, he listened to a Muslim address his congregation in church.
While describing the Speaker as an exceptional man, the Bishop urged Nigerians to live in peace
with one another for development.