Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon has advised Christians and Muslims in Nigeria to ensure peaceful co-existence in the country. He said the country has so far been able to overcome its challenges because God loves Nigeria.
Gowon, who spoke at the Region 8 Headquarters of the Redeemed Christians Church of God in Jos, Plateau State, therefore urged Nigerians to be prayerful and ensure there in inter-religious peace in the country.
“Nigeria is a blessed country loved by God, the hand of God is on this nation, that is why we are able to overcome a myriad of crises that bedeviled this nation in the past,” the former president ssaid.
“Every Nigerian, therefore, needs to pray because if there is peace between Christians and Muslims and peace among family members, Nigeria will definitely be a great country all of us will be proud of. It is necessary for every Nigerian to embrace peace.
“In the western part of this country, there is an understanding between Christians and Muslims, they are able to live together in peace and harmony, this is what I want Nigerians to emulate, so that we can achieve peace across the land.”
He also called for mutual respect for the traditional religion so that Nigerians would be able to live together in peace and help the country develop.