A former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s article in UK’s Church Times Magazine as “inspiring.”
Concise News had reported that Buhari, in the article, noted that he is a descendant of Abraham, an apparent swipe at those hinting that he wants to Islamize Nigeria.
“Like Bishop Crowther, I am a descendant of Abraham; unlike him, I am a Muslim,” Buhari wrote.
“I believe our two great religions can not only peacefully coexist but also flourish together.
“But Muslims and Christians must first turn to one another in compassion.
“For, as it says in Amos 3.3: ‘Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet.’”
In a reaction, Fani-Kayode hailed President Buhari for the essay, painting it as “Touching.”
“The essay that was purportedly written by President Muhammadu Buhari in the United Kingdom’s ‘Church Times’ was impressive, encouraging, inspiring, moving and conciliatory,” the former minister tweeted.
“I was particularly touched by his reference to the great Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther and his description of himself as being ‘descendant of Abraham.'”
“This is a refreshing approach which brings hope and enhances unity.
“Let us pray that he is being sincere and let us hope that he will reflect these beautiful words in his actions. It is never too late to turn a new leaf.”