The Nigerian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Jordan, Faruk Mallami Yabo has reiterated the need for religious tolerance among Nigerians.
He stated that every citizen should embrace each other’s religion so as to foster harmonious living.
The Ambassador spoke at mount Nebo in the kingdom of Jordan on Monday during the prayer Convocation held for both Batches 3 and 4 of the 2020/2021 Easter Pilgrimage to Jordan comprising of pilgrims from Lagos, Osun, Ondo, Plateau and Katsina states.
Citing the kingdom of Jordan as an example, he stated that religions co-exist peacefully in the country without bias towards each other.
“Religion does not defined how you are treated or how you rise up in Jordan so I think this is something that you can take to Nigeria,” he said.
Ambassador Yabo further noted that prayer is key in surmounting Nigeria’s challenges, even as he challenged the pilgrims to intensify their prayers for the country. .
On the significance of Mount Nebo, the ambassador noted that the location was where prophet Moses stood and so many spiritual revelations came forth.
Whilst praying for a blissful pilgrimage, he assured the pilgrims to count on the support of the Nigeria Embassy during the duration of the pilgrimage while noting that the embassy has developed an application that allows for easy connection with the Embassy in Jordan.
Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), Rev.Yakubu Pam in his welcome address said the essence of the Prayer Congress is in two parts, first to pray as an individual and secondly to pray for Nigeria and the leadership of the country.
According to him Nigeria is a nation bless by God, adding however that in the midst of plenty, there is so much pain in the land.
The President of Christian Council of Nigeria, Most Reg..Benebo Fubara Manuel in his sermon stated that the Christian Faith is filled with mystery.
“If we loose the sense of mystery, we loose the sense of our faith” Manuel noted whole admonishing Christians to live a lasting legacy as legacy is from God,” he said.