By Garba Shehu
President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday wished the best to his ‘true friend’, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, who is ending his seven-year term as the Secretary-General of the Anglican Communion worldwide.
President Buhari thanked Archbishop Idowu-Fearon for his many endeavours at home in Nigeria promoting coexistence between followers of the major faiths, Islam and Christianity, an academic discipline of which he is a professor, saying that he will continue to take advice from the recognized proponent of Christian-Muslim dialogue.
The President said he was pleased to hear that the Most Rev’d Idowu-Fearon , upon his retirement, plans to return to Nigeria and continue with his work of promoting Christian-Muslim Understanding at the Centre he established in Kaduna.
“The nation will continue to cherish Idowu-Fearon’s efforts to heal the society especially at the height of the Boko Haram attacks, which he followed up even while abroad, treating victims of terror as if they were his family members,” the President said.
Archbishop Idowu-Fearon reminisced about his close relationship with the President and thanked him for the enormous amount of sacrifices he is making to make Nigeria a better country.
@views exclusive rights: Garba Shehu, Media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, May 12, 2022.