– Apostle Essien Ayi has donated the sum of N1 million to a Muslim community in Cross River, Calabar, for the completion of a central mosque and Islamic centre
– According to the pastor, Nigerians should be their brothers’ keepers, irrespective of their religion
– The Muslim community appreciated his gesture, adding that it was the first of its kind
The sum of N1 million has been donated to the Muslim community by a senior pastor with the Peniel Church of God in Calabar, Cross River state, Apostle Essien Ayi.
The lawmaker, who donated the cash at Gbogobiri stated that Nigerians should be their brothers’ keepers, irrespective of their religion.
He said: “Every human being whether Christian or Muslim believes in God, the creator. The religion may be different. The mode of practicing may be different, but it is tilted towards one being, which is God.
“Also the Muslim society has been very supportive of me right from when I was chairman and they informed me that their former mosque had been demolished and they are trying to erect a new and befitting mosque. I feel as a representative, they too are my constituents. I am bound to make a token donation towards the completion of that mosque. We should be be our brothers’ keepers. We are all Nigerians irrespective of our religion.”
Reacting to the gesture, the head of the Hausa community, Sarki Lawan, said: “We are very happy. We appreciate his concern about coming here to give us his donation. This is the first time it has ever happened. He donated N1 million and we assure him the money would be put to use. The name of the mosque is Central Mosque and Islamic Centre in Calabar.
“Work started about four months ago and the money would help us a great deal. Our message to other politicians is to emulate what he has done so that the people they are representing would feel their impact.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that a peace ambassador, Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani, donated chairs to a church while pastors also planned to decorate mosques as part of the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week.
Tijjani explained that the essence was to promote respect and religious tolerance in the state and the country at large.
This world is getting dark whether we like it or not.
Where under the name of brotherly love, we are advancing structures of the Kingdom of darkness.
When did JESUS become Allah?
When did Allah die on the cross?
Please, don’t you ever believe that we are serving the same GOD.
Be spiritually sensitive. Test Every Spirit and Every Doctrine.
Live by the WORD OF GOD, not by what your PASTOR says.