Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says religion has taught Nigerians to
love even their enemies and pray for them.
Osinbajo made the call during a visit of a delegation from US-based
Bridgeway Community Church on Tuesday to the Presidential Villa.
The delegation, led by its founder and senior pastor, Dr. David
Anderson, visited Osinbajo alongside a delegation from the Nigerians
in Diaspora Commission led by its Executive Secretary, Dr. Sule Bassi.
Vice-president Osinbajo said, “We have to find ways of actively
disseminating to our people here, and in Africa in particular, the
importance of building bridges across religion and ethnic
“It has become clear to us that we must find different ways of
building bridges, especially between faith and ethnic nationalities.
“And one of the critical things that our faith teaches is that,
regardless of what the situation may be, we must love even our enemies
and pray for them.
“The future for society, in my view, relies on our ability to build
bridges and to ensure that those bridges are firm and we can walk
across it and interact with each other,” he said.