Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday described President Muhammadu Buhari as an embodiment of religious tolerance.
Osinbajo, who spoke at the Opening of the General Assembly of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs in Abuja, said the President is so tolerant that he allowed the Villa Chapel to be situated behind his kitchen.
The Vice President, according to a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, urged Nigerians to emulate the President and be religious tolerance.
The statement titled: “VP: How we hold Villa Church Service besides Buhari’s kitchen every Sunday,” reads: “Every Sunday, my family and over 100 Christians attend service in the Chapel at the Villa.
“The Chapel is located in the premises of the President and his family. It is located a few seconds away from the First Lady’s kitchen. Sometimes when I see the President on a Sunday morning, he asks me whether the service is over already or I am escaping from the service!
“That is the sort of tolerance that we need in a multi-ethnic, multi-religious society and it is the duty of leaders to show that sort of example.”