Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has paid a surprise visit to the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Nuhru Sharabutu on the occasion of his 104th Birthday at his residence at Fadama in the Greater Accra Region.
Dr. Bawumia praised Sheikh Sharubutu for his contribution to Ghana’s stability and urged that the peace the nation enjoys, should not be taken for granted.
“We owe a lot in terms of the tolerance and peace in this country to him, the National Chief Imam. Ghana is the most peaceful country in West Africa and the second most peaceful country in West Africa. We should not take it for granted; it is a blessing from Allah.”
“When you look at the countries around us, you see that there is a lot of tension. But in Ghana, Christians and Muslims are sitting together, speaking together, eating together, laughing together, and crying together.”
“This is not the same in many countries and so we should not take it for granted. It is happening because of people like the National Chief Imam”, Dr. Bawumia noted.
Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu (born 23 April 1919) is a Ghanaian Islamic cleric who currently serves as the Chief Imam of Ghana, as well as a member of the National Peace Council. He was born to Nuhu Sharubutu and Hajja Ayishatu Abbass.