Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday in Yola reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to keep one, indivisible Nigeria.
Osinbajo made the commitment while speaking at the reception in Yola in honour of the new President of the Lutheran World Federation, the Most Reverend Musa Filibus.
The vice-president urged Nigerians to sustain the unity which, he said, was the dream of the forefathers of the country.
According to him, Christians are encouraged to pursue justice and reconciliation with people of other faiths.
While congratulating Filibus for being the first Nigerian and second African to emerge President of the LWF, Osinbajo urged him to work toward uniting the church and promoting peace and love.
“It is our role as Christians to bind people together and we must do so by self sacrifice and love.
“On behalf of the Federal Government and Mr. President, I wish you an excellent and God-guided tenure as President of LWF.”
Earlier, Gov. Mohammed Bindow of Adamawa, who also congratulated Filibus for his elevation and making the people of Adamawa and Nigeria proud, assured him of his administration’s support.
In his remarks, Filibus thanked the government of Adamawa and Nigeria for standing behind him and urged more support and prayers for a successful tenure.
“I will stand to be one among many to prove that Nigeria stands tall among the comity of nations. I thank all who contributed in making me what I am today,” Filibus said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that LWF is a global communion of 145 churches in the Lutheran tradition, representing over 75 million Christians in 98 countries.
Other dignitaries that graced the occasion were the Governor of Plateau State, Solomon Dalong; Mr. David Babachir and representatives of the Speaker, House of Representatives, Governor of Taraba and his Benue counterpart.