Niger Delta Bishops on Friday visited the National mosque, Abuja, Nigeria. They were led by Dr. Julius Ediwe who is the President of the Niger Delta Bishops and Ministers Forum.
The Bishops visited the Executive Secretary, Abuja National Mosque Management Board, Alhaji Ibrahim Jega.
At the meeting, Ediwe urged Christians to shun violence and promote peace. He solicited for prayers for the quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“I want to say to Nigeria that the texture of violence that is going on in the country is the evidence of trouble coming to the country.
“I am calling on all Christian religious bodies that if anything happens to this country Nigeria with the texture of violence we are experiencing all over the places, God will hold us the religious leaders,” Ediwe said.
He emphasised on the need for preachers to preach against extremism and promote peace and tolerance between Muslims and Christians.
Jega thanked the delegation for the visit and said that the presence of the Bishop at the mosque during Ramadan was an indication of solidarity.He said the visit showed that Nigeria was one entity from the Almighty God.