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We serve one God – Pastor donates money for mosque completion


We serve one God – Pastor donates money for mosque completion



A Senior Pastor with the Peniel Church of God in Calabar, Essien Ayi,
on Tuesday donated N1million to help the Muslim community in the Cross
River State capital complete its central mosque.




The Nation reports that, Ayi who represents
Akpabuyo/Bakassi/Calabar-South Federal Constituency in the House of
Representatives, made the cash donation at Gbogobiri, an Hausa
settlement in Calabar.









“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,” he said




“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




“That is all we preach about. We call for a harmonious living
environment because if you don’t have a peaceful atmosphere, you cannot
even practice your religion. Let us come together. We should not start
fighting ourselves and make the environment unconducive for us to stay.






”If we are in peace everyone can practice their own religion. That is
what we believe. Peaceful coexistence is what we need,” he added.




Head of the Hausa community, Sarki Lawan, who spoke through the
Secretary of the Mosque Committee, Hashimu Abubakar, expressed gratitude
for the donation, which he said would go a long way in the completion
of the project.




“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 N1million 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,”
he said.
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