The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has complimented Muslims in the nation on the commemoration of the birth of Prophet Mohammed.
CAN's President, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, in a complimentary message to the Muslim faithful on behalf of the Christian community, urged the peaceful, coexistence, mutual respect and understanding among religions in Nigeria.
According to Okoh, promoting mutual respect and peaceful coexistence are necessary for national strength which lies in its diverse society.
“As we commemorate this significant festival, we acknowledge Nigeria’s diverse society, comprising individuals from various ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. It is within this rich diversity that our strength as a nation resides.”
“Consequently, we must persist in promoting mutual respect, understanding and peaceful coexistence among all religious communities.
“Once more, on behalf of the Christian Association of Nigeria, I wish the Muslim faithful in Nigeria a peaceful celebration,” the statement read.