RELIGIOUS LEADERS URGED TO PREACH PEACE TO STEM CRISES IN NIGERIA

Reporter: LAWRENCE NWOKEDI

The Co-chairman Inter-faith Dialogue for Peace, Ameer Muhammad Jameel, says for the country to tackle religious crisis, religious leaders must continue to preach peace and show love to one another irrespective of religious beliefs.

Ameer Jameel stated this in Umuahia at two day forum organized for religious leaders drawn from Nasarawa, Niger, Oyo, Abia and Rivers States.

He noted that the aim of the programme was to promote and propagate peace and unity among various religious groups in the country.

Also, a Methodist Bishop and co-chairman of the group, Dr. Sunday Onuoha, urged Nigerians not to allow some individuals to use them in achieving their selfish objectives by causing confusion in the society.

Bishop Onuoha also harped on the need for the removal state of origin from people’s bio-data, describing it as a violation of fundamental human rights.

The Chief Imam Abia State, Alhaji Ali Ukiwo, and the Chairman Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Abia State, Apostle Emma Agomuo, in their separate contributions, commended the organizers of the program and pledged to carry the message of peace to their various religious faithful.

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