By Alex Agbo in Abuja
The fourth Ufuk Iftar Dialogue and Award ceremony was held on June 30, 2015 at the Abuja Sheraton Hotels and Towers during which the First Lady, Aisha Buhari commended Ufuk Foundation for working to promote peaceful co-existence in the country.
The Foundation launched in 2011, aims to foster inter faith and cross cultural dialogue across board to facilitate peaceful co-existence among people of diverse culture and beliefs.
President of the Ufuk Foundation, Mr. Ercan Ulgur, in his opening speech, called on Nigerians to embrace dialogue and tolerance as the only way to peaceful coexistence.
At the award ceremony, the Mother of the day, First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, represented by Hajiya Mairo, wife of the Nasarawa State Governor Tanko al-Makura, said she was pleased with the Turkish foundation for setting up such a foundation which has fostered co-existence among Nigerians in this challenging time.
She called on Nigerians to pray for the sustenance of the change the nation prayed and voted for, and got.
The elaborate event presented awards to Nigerians in various fields for outstanding performance. Those awarded include Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Daily Trust Editor and Columnist, Mahmud Jega, Daniel Amokachie, among other eminent Nigerians.