Late Imam Of Jos An Exponent Of Religious Tolerance – Buhari
The President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of the Chief Imam of Jos, Alhaji Balarabe Daud as another great loss not only to fellow Muslims, but also to those Nigerians who have been committed to peace and harmonious coexistence in the country.
In a passionately worded statement issued in Abuja on his behalf by his media team, General Buhari recalled that Imam Balarabe Daud “was not only an outstanding teacher, preacher and a leader par excellence, but also a remarkable exponent of religious tolerance.”
The statement signed by the Head of Buhari Media Team, Malam Garba Shehu, said the President-elect was deeply touched by the death of such a religious leader who demonstrated an amazing commitment to peace, unity, harmony and progress.
According to General Buhari, the late Chief Imam of Jos had never failed to add his voice to dousing tension in the country.
He said the death of such gentleman who had always used his tremendous influence to advance the cause of peace was a big loss at a time when Nigeria needed leaders like him to entrench the spirit of tolerance and peaceful coexistence.
The President-elect explained that filling the vacuum created by Imam Balarabe Daud would be no easy task. He, however, advised his followers to entrench and practice his great virtues.
He prayed to Almighty Allah to eternally bless the soul of the deceased and reward his good deeds with paradise. He also prayed to God to grant members of his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. A