A Muslim community in Anambra has prayed for a more united and progressive Nigeria.
The Muslim faithful made the call after Jumaat prayer at Rojenny Central Mosque, Oba, Idemili South Local Government Area (LGA) of Anambra state on Friday.
Alhaji Mohammed Imam, Chief Imam of Rojenny Central Mosque, Oba and prominent indigenes of Oba, Obosi and Ichi communities sued for religious tolerance and peaceful co-existence in Nigeria.
Imam, who led no fewer than 600 muslims in the Jumat, said Nigeria had come a long way as a country and should rise above ethnicity, religion and other primordial considerations.
He sued a peaceful co-existence among all tribes and political divides.
The Iman commended Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka, proprietor of Rommy Games village for establishing a mosque within the facility while calling on other Nigerians to emulate his ecumenical and cross-cultural virtues.
“I am happy for his hospitality, even when Chief Ezeonwuka is outside the country, he still ensure of our security and protection in the state.
“God will bless him and others who have continued to hold Nigeria people together and ensure religious tolerance and peaceful co-existence.
“We must continue to pray for the peace of our country, and assuring that Muslim community in the state will continue to be law abiding, and help to promote good governance in the state.
“Politically, we have adopted Anambra state as our home and will continue to show our commitment to peace and prosperity of the state,”.he said.
On his part, Alifa Abdulateef Ayodele, second in command to the Imam said he had worshiped in the mosque for over six years and enjoyed the best hospitality out side his place of origin.
Dr Linus Uche, Chairman of Ogilisi-Igbo Foundation said the aspiration of the founder had always been that people across tribes and religion lived comfortably wherever they found themselves in Nigeria.
Uche said Rojenny had been an advocate of unity with humanity as region above Christianity, Islam and traditional worshipers.
“We are his friends and believe in his philosophy, we are always trying to live according to that principle which is why he founded Ogilisi-Igbo foundation of which I am the chairman.
“We use it to propagate Igbo culture, maintain peace and tranquility, and co-exist with both our neighbours, whether you are from southeast, northern, Yoruba or other tribes in Nigeria,” he said.
Ezeonwuka, owner of Rojenny Stadium and Founder of Ogilisi Igbo Foundation said the Mosque had existed for about 45 years and supported Islam in the area all along.
He thanked the Muslim community at the Rojenny Central Mosque, Oba for their peaceful disposition and prayers for Anambra and Nigeria.