SOKOTO State governor,
Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has
urged Nigerians, especially the
Christian faithful, not to relent in
their prayers for total healing for
President Muhammadu Buhari.
The governor spoke in Sokoto
on Tuesday when the Forum of
Directors of Social Communication
of the Catholic Church paid him a
courtesy visit at the Government
House in Sokoto.
“The nation will remain grateful
for the fervent prayers you
have embarked upon while the
President was away receiving
medical attention. Along with our
Muslim brothers, we all prayed
and it is gratifying to note that our
prayers have been answered. We
should not relent on that,” he said.
Tambuwal urged the
communication directors, who
were led in the visit by the Bishop
of Sokoto Diocese of the Catholic
Church, Bishop Matthew Hassan
Kukah, urged them to deploy
their knowledge and experiences
to promote religious harmony and
peaceful coexistence in the country.
He said Sokoto has a history of
religious tolerance, and has been
open to diverse ethnic and religious
groups since the time of reformist
scholar, Usman Danfodio.
“We believe the whole country
can learn from our rich history
of tolerance and moderation. I’m
happy you have chosen Sokoto for
your meeting. From what you have
seen yourselves, you can take the
positive message of peace to your
dioceses and your homes,” the
governor added.
While wising the delegates a
fruitful deliberation, Tambuwal
urged them to explore the many
historical and tourism sites
available in the state.
In their separate remarks,
both Kukah and President of the
Diocesan/Religious Directors
of Communications, Father
Pius Ukoh, said they were in
Sokoto for their bi-annual retreat,
and commended the Sokoto
government and the Sultanate
Council for their commitment to
peaceful coexistence in the state


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