A Christian Igbo man from South-East Nigeria, Stanley Uzochukwu, has hosted about 3,000 Muslims in Suleja, Niger State, to Iftar in a bid to foster national unity.
Members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), were predominant among those who attended the Iftar dinner at sunset by Muslims to break the Ramadan fast.
“Dr. Uzochukwu who strongly believes in ‘One Nigeria’ identified with the Muslim faithful in the Stanel owned Chicken Republic wing of the Stanel Group facility in Suleja, Niger State”, Shehu Shewei, his media Consultant said.
He added, “The community numbering above three thousand Muslims including popular Islamic clerics led by the Chief Imam of Suleja Central Mosque. The gesture was part of his moves to engender religious tolerance and to also preach the need for Christians and Muslims to cooperate in the war against religious extremism.”
The Chief Imam commended the gesture of Uzochukwu, stressing that “Nigeria will be better” with people like him.