By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Barrister Solomon Dalung has said that the traditional breaking of fast with renowned Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi featuring Christians and Muslims annually which is in its fifth edition, has been Cementing Bonds of love and friendship between Muslims and Christians.
He stated this while speaking at the traditional fast breaking at the residence of Sheikh Bauchi in Kaduna on Monday.
The Minister said that Nigeria was blessed to have a cleric like Sheikh Bauchi, whose doors always remained open to people of all faith.
He said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government was doing all within its powers in ensuring that the masses enjoy good dividends of Democracy.
In his remarks, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi thanked the minister and other Christians for being guests at his residence to break fast, saying he was highly honoured.
He said that peaceful coexistence was a necessary ingredient for the growth and development of the country.
The cleric prayed that the bond of love and friendship that was shared during the Iftar should spread across the nation.
Also speaking, popular Christian cleric, Pastor Yohanna Buru recalled how Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi had prophesied that Barrister Dalung would be appointed Minister.
“The Sheikh told me to tell him that he would be appointed Minister and true to his words, he was announced Minister by President Buhari, ” he said.
He explained that their group was poised to ensuring that religious harmony exists between the two major religions, not just in Nigeria, but in neighbouring countries, where the Sheikh also has massive influence.