Dr Bukola Saraki                                                                                                                                  Photo credit: Guardian

By Ogbolu George with agency report

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, says no law would be enacted by the National Assembly to restrain the freedom of worship in Nigeria.

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Dr Bukola Saraki gave the pledge at the formal closing ceremony for the 31st National Quranic Memorisation Competition in Kwara State.

”I want to assure you that the Senate in particular and the National Assembly in general will not enact any law that will stifle the freedom of worship.

”We will always work to ensure that people can freely practice their religion without fear.” he said.

The Senate President expressed delight in the opportunity afforded to him to join the Ulamahs and dignitaries across the country to celebrate contestants in the competition, which drew participants from 33 states of the federation.

He said the teaching of The Holy Book of the two major religions, the Bible and the Quran, if adhered to diligently would make the world a better place.

”I am convinced that if we all forget about religion and look at the rationality of the words contained in the holy books, our world will be better.

”The holy books of the two major religions, the Quran and Bible, teach morality, justice, equity, love, compassion, respect for elders.

”They also teach making money through just and fair means and many other virtues, which if we all imbibe them, there will not be war, disease, poverty, squalor, deprivation, crime and injustice.”

The Senate Prseident enjoined Nigerians to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari, asking God to grant him good health and wisdom to lead the Nation in peace and prosperity.