Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: U.S Ambassador Visits Mosque, Pledges to Promote Peace in Nigeria

The U.S Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Terence McCulley, on Thursday said that the U.S mission in Nigeria was committed to promoting peace and mutual understanding in the country.

McCulley said this at Guzampe, Abuja, at the Al-Habibiyyah Ramadan feeding programme.

McCulley, who was represented by Mr James McAnulty, the Charge D' Affairs of the embassy, said that the gesture was aimed at fraternising with the Muslim faithfuls.

"The opportunity to join the Muslim brothers and sisters in the celebration of their faith, reminds us that we are all part of a larger community dedicated to making Nigeria a better place," he said.

The Ambassador, who came in the company of some U.S mission volunteers, said that the desire for a life of peace and prosperity was not limited to any community.

"We hope that by being here today, we shall keep up the good relationship we have with Muslim community of Abuja and Nigeria as a whole. This Iftar is special because it brings individuals from many groups and Muslims to celebrate one of the five pillars of the Islamic faith."

McCulley stated that his country was pleased to support Al-Habibiyyah's food bank programme and hoped that such efforts would be sustained. NAN

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