Religious tolerance is an attribute many Nigerians find hard to accept. Some clerics have added salt to injury, by misleading their followers with fallacious sermons capable of igniting hate towards members of other religions.
However, a plateau Imam, Abdullahi Abubakar, has shown to the world what it means to have genuine love for people of differing faith. The 83 year old 'man of God' was the chief Imam Ngar Village. He helped in hiding over 200 Christians from gunmen attack in Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau State. He has been awarded for this act both at home and abroad.
Below are the awards he has received so far;
(1) CAN Award Of Excellence.
Imam Abubakar was conferred an award for his good deeds by CAN President, Dr Samson Olasupo at the 'Sapphire CAN Day' award of excellence and Dinner on 25 September 2021 in Abuja. The award night marked the 45th anniversary of the body.
(2) International Religious Freedom Award.
The recognition shown to this clergyman testifies how it pays to do good. If other clerics in the country can learn from Imam Abubakar, Nigeria will have fewer cases of religious intolerance and extremism.
Photo Credit : Daily Trust and Google.
Content created and supplied by: Euphoric (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More