Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has said that adherents of Christianity and Islam live together peacefully in the state, noting that there is no family in Ogun and South West that does not have followers of the two faiths under the same roof.
The governor spoke yesterday at the Government House, Oke-Igbein, Abeokuta, when he hosted the Ogun State branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the state chapter of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN). Amosun said, “Despite being a Muslim, it was not a major issue marrying a Christian. This is the situation in our state. I attended Christian schools even though I am a Muslim.
We live together in Ogun as one family without the differences in religion being an issue. I do not think there is any state in Nigeria that enjoys such harmony more than our dear state.” He lauded the achievements of mission schools in the state, adding that, “the Church and government are partners in progress.”
Speaking earlier, the Chairman of CAN in Ogun State, Rt. Rev. Timothy, commended the governor for fostering religious harmony in the state and celebrating Christmas with the Christian community. In his goodwill message, the Primate of the Church of the Lord (Aladura), The Most Rev. Okikiola Oshitelu, commended the giant strides of the governor in education and urban renewal.