Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has charged the Christian organizations and religious leaders in Nigeria to promote fairness and equity at all circumstances and be ardent supporters of religious liberty, justice, and the rule of law.
Osinabajo urged religious leaders to be steadfast in their faith and proclaim peace and tolerance for others in order to live in a peaceful environment.
Osinbajo made his disclosure at the Christian Association of Nigeria’s Award of Excellence at a Dinner and Awards night organized to mark the 45th anniversary of the association.
He said: “We must continue to let the important truth be known that Christ did not come to establish a religion or to condemn men, but to show all men that his own righteousness, not our righteousness or performance, is the qualification for eternal life.
“That the gospel commands consideration for the views of others, treating them as we would wish to be treated; non-violent communication, that our words must be words of grace seasoned with salt. We must, as an organisation and as individuals, remain constant and relentless advocates of freedom of worship, respect for human rights, fairness, justice and the rule of law.”
Osinbajo also praised the current and past leadership of CAN in promoting religious tolerance.
He added: “CAN has not only been continually faithful to its founding vision, it has become a veritable force for peace, unity and social justice.
“Importantly, the current and past leadership of CAN have acted in full realization and recognition of their roles as pivotal stakeholders alongside the Government, private sector in nation-building.