No place for religious bigotry in the S/West – Olubadan


By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.
The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji on Monday said there was no place for religious bigotry in the South western part of Nigeria.
Oba Adetunji stated this while receiving members of the Anglican Communion, Ibadan Diocese led by the Most Reverend Joseph Olatunji Akinfenwa into his Popoyemoja Palace.
According to the royal father, this was as a result of the age longed cordial relationship existing between various religious sects across the length and breath of the whole South west.
Oba Adetunji disclosed that even as a Muslim, he was groomed by Christians and was “taught some value which are helpful and unforgettable”.
“One of the things that gives me joy concerning the people of Western Nigeria, particularly Ibadan is that religious bigotry has no place in the area. When I was growing up I was groomed by christians. They taught me some value which are helpful and unforgettable” he said.
Oba Adetunji then lauded members of the Christian community for their love, support and cooperation towards him since his coronation as monarch, adding that amongst christian leaders that visited him after coronation in his Palace were the CAN President, Dr. Supo Ayokunle; Bishop Francis wale Oke; Pastor S. K. Abiara; Pastor Olapade Odunayo; Bishop Taiwo Adelakun and Papa Olowere.
Leader of the delegation Arch Bishop Akinfenwa prayed God to give the Olubadan and his Chiefs the wisdom, knowledge and understanding as well as for the peace and progress to continue to reign in Ibadan.


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