The governor proclaimed that no one group of people, no matter their religious coalition or tribe, can arrogate the leadership of Nigeria to themselves to the exclusion of others.
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Tambuwal expressed this when he received the National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev Ayokunle Samson Olasupo, who paid him a courtesy visit on Friday in Sokoto.
He said both religions have been coexisting even before the amalgamation of the country came into existence.
Those who know history said Islam and Christianity belong to the same root.
‘There is a need for us to continue practising the instruction of the two religions as ordered by God,’ he said, emphasising that ‘if we go by the real doctrine of the two religions, there wouldn’t be any reason to fight one another.
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He applauded the CAN President and the Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar for their endeavours in preaching peace and unity in the nation, signifying that Sokoto state is home to every Nigerian irrespective of religious, tribal or ethnic differences.
He said that in pursuance of this objective of unity all children of other Nigerians dwellers in the state who attend public schools are excepted from paying fees just as the indigenes of the state enjoy free education.
Tambuwal also added that in line with this education policy, in the area of health too, the State government’s Zakkat and Waqaf Commission pick the medical bills of indigent Nigerian citizens in the stateside by side those of the less privileged state indigenes.
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In his statements, the CAN President, Rev. Ayokunle Olasupo said he was in the state to interact with the Sultan, the government and the people of Sokoto state to find ways to conquer the security struggles being encountered in the country.
Calling on Christians and Muslims to live in unity, the CAN President condoled the people of the state over the loss of lives occasioned by the disastrous occurrence of criminals attacks in some communities of the state.
He uttered gratitude to the state government for its giant step in empowering security in the state.
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