The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has praised INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Babatunde Ayodele for showing support for the Muslim community in Lagos state.
This was revealed on Tuesday during Ayodele’s birthday celebration at the church’s Isolo premises in Lagos state. The Sultan who was represented by Alhaji Aminu Idris Yaro, the Sarkin Hausawan Lagos called on Muslims and Christians to continue to live in peace as we are all brothers and sisters.
He said, “I am a proud Muslim but when I see my Christian brothers extend their hands of fellowship to Muslims, it is a fulfillment of the scriptures.
“Every Nigerian ought to promote unity in their communities regardless of their religious differences,” he advised.
While quoting John 3:16, the Sarkin Hausawan noted that Christians need to follow the teaching there in and do according to the scriptures.
“The primate is a brother from another mother,” he stated.
While responding, the Primate Ayodele called Nigerians both Christians and Muslims to join hands together and pray for President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We don’t want crisis in Nigeria. We pray for our president that the Lord should keep him and bring him back.”
He urged all to embrace unity and live in peace and harmony.