Easter: Zulum Commends Christians For Peaceful Relationship

Easter: Zulum Commends Christians For Peaceful Relationship
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By Hassan Jirgi, Maiduguri

Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has commended the entire Christians of Botno state over the good relationships with other religions in the state.


Governor Zulum, disclosed this as he felicitated with all Christians in the State on the Easter celebration.

In a statement released to the AljazirahNigeria by his spokesman, Isa Gusau, Zulum said the unity between the two religions has been one of his greatest accomplishments.

The governor said he is “very proud of Christians and Muslims in Borno State for maintaining peaceful coexistence in all the 27 Local Government Areas of the State, despite facing tough situations from Boko Haram since 2009, whose fighters have undertaken numerous attacks on places of worship”, Zulum’s words:

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“As Christians all over the world mark this year’s Easter celebration, which began Friday, I felicitate with my Christian brothers and sisters in Borno State.

“A season like this which calls for deep and shared reflection on our lives in general, should remind us of not just the challenges we continually face, but also, to be grateful for some accomplishments we have made together as citizens with equal stakes in the Borno project.

“For me, one great accomplishment recorded in Borno State is the peaceful co-existence between Muslims and Christians across the 27 Local Government Areas despite being faced with all manner of inciting tactics deployed by those who wish to knock our heads.

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“I am immensely proud of the people of Borno for the religious harmony between Christians and Muslims in families, communities, schools, all our social and political gatherings, at Government institutions, private workplaces, markets and other business places, in our sporting activities and other aspects of our shared existence.

“I thank and commend our traditional rulers, elders and religious leaders in both faiths, for being role models for younger ones and our children. Indeed, I am proud of the religious peace we have, and I urge us all to continue to do whatever we can to nurture and preserve that precious harmony between us”.

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