Oyo, 20 October, 2022 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Oyo in Nigeria has lauded a Muslim man in the country for donating an operating theatre to a hospital run by the Diocese, noting that the West African country needs more similar gestures of interfaith collaboration.
Local media in Nigeria reported that that the facility named, Ayisat Aweni Raji Theatre, was donated by a Muslim, Ahmed Raji.
At the inauguration of the facility, Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo expressed optimism that Mr. Raji’s act of kindness towards Our Lady Hospital of the Diocese of Oyo would bring about healing in the country that is experiencing increasing extremism against Christians.
“It’s my prayer that we witness many similar gestures and activities of interfaith collaboration among us as a way of healing our country,” Bishop Badejo says in the Tuesday, October 18 report, and adds, “Let us all do unto others only what we would like them to do unto us, and things will be better for all.”
The Local Ordinary of Oyo who doubles as the President of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications has been quoted as saying that many Nigerians believed in peaceful coexistence and invested their energy and resources in collaboration and cooperation for the common good of all.