The governor said this when he received the national president of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev, Ayokunle Samson Olasupo, at the Council Chamber of Government House, Sokoto, on Friday, October 15, 2021.
He said, âThe leadership of the country is mutually complementary because Nigeria belongs to every Nigerian, and no one will send anyone out of the country, hence the need to stay together for the betterment of the country.
âThe kind of leadership the country needs is one that understands diversity issues and is inclusive in its approach to governance, without tribal or religious sentiments.
âIslam and Christianity coexisted even before the country’s union existed. Those who know the history have said that Christianity and Islam belong to the same root. Jerusalem and Damascus are examples of places where the two religions are practiced side by side. “
Tambuwal, however, congratulated the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar and the president of CAN for their efforts in preaching peace and unity in the country.
He argued that Sokoto State is home to all Nigerians, regardless of their religious, tribal or ethnic differences.
He says this is why his administration exempts the children of other Nigerians residing in the state who attend public schools from paying tuition fees, just as the natives of the state enjoy free education.
In his remarks, the CAN president said he was in Sokoto to interact with the Sultanate, the government and the people of the state to find solutions to the security challenges facing the country.
While expressing his condolences to the people of the State for the loss of life caused by the activities of the bandits, Rev. Olasupo urged Muslims and Christians to live in harmony.