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  • News - South West - Osun
  • Updated: January 21, 2022

CAN Urges Religious Harmony

The President, Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN), Reverend Olasupo Ayokunle has urged Nigerians to embrace religious tolerance and stop the habit of fighting in the name of God.

This is just as he commended Osun Commissioner for Finance who is also the Balogun Musulumi of Ikire land, Bola Oyebamiji for sponsoring the completion of an ultramodern Secretariat for CAN, Irewole Local Government.

Speaking further at the official commissioning of the edifice in Ikire, the CAN president expressed delight that the Commissioner who is a devoted Muslim has shown the way to go to every member of the society, stressing that people should extend the hand of fellowship to other religious faiths.

"Bola Oyebamiji is someone my family has been very close to for the past 20 years and he has always been like this, he is a very good and tolerant man to everybody no matter your religion, I have always known him to be a partaker in the work of God be it in the church or mosque.

"I must say this is laudable, this is what we have been preaching, harmonious relationship between all religions. It is exactly what God wants, this is the only way we can achieve true peace in our nation. It is nice to know that the sponsor of this project for CAN Irewole is a devout Muslim, this gladdens my heart so much," the CAN president stated.

Ayokunle then urged Nigerians to realize that they serve only one God and the country will be a better place for everyone to live in if peace and tolerance are given a chance.

Also speaking, the State CAN Chairman, Reverend Amos Ogunrinde said the gesture by the Osun Commissioner for Finance is what individuals should emulate across all religious faiths, saying this will go a long way in enhancing religious tolerance.

In his goodwill message, the Akire of Ikire land, Oba Olatunde Falabi, Lambeloye III who prayed for the Commissioner said his good deeds date back, just as he surprised everybody present by pronouncing Bola Oyebamiji as the new Asiwaju of Ikire land to the delight of everybody.

Explaining why he sponsored the building of the CAN Secretariat, Bola Oyebamiji said he embarked on the project because he believes it is a service to humanity which is exactly what God preaches.

He also urged all and sundry to extend the hand of love and fellowship to their fellow humans in a bid to make the world a better place.

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