Written by Austine ELEMUE

FCT minister hosts Abuja natives at Christmas

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Muhammad Bello, last week hosted natives of Abuja during the Christmas festivities, even as he assured that the FCT Administration would work assiduously to consolidate on the gains achieved by the prevailing inter-religious harmony being enjoyed in the territory. 

Bello, who gave the assurance when he received a delegation of religious and traditional rulers who paid him Christmas homage at his official residence in Gwarinpa, also remarked that the visit was a mark of mutual respect for both the administration and the eminent religious and community leaders in Abuja. 

The minister noted that the Christmas celebrations coincided with the Muslim's Friday service, said, the day was ordained by God as a sign for the two religious bodies to stay together in peace and harmony. 

He therefore called on the leaders and the residents of the territory in general to use the occasion to thank God for His blessings to Nigeria and further renew their support and prayers for President Muhammadu Buhari to enable him achieve the good things he has promised Nigerians. 

The delegation included the Chairman of FCT chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Rev. Israel Akanji, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh of the Anglican Church, Deputy Imams of the Abuja National Mosque Muhammad Kabir and Ibrahim Makari. 

Meanwhile, the Ona of Abaji and Chairman of the FCT Traditional Council, Alhaji Adamu Baba Yunusa led the Traditional Rulers for the Christmas homage.





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