Rev. Arnold Jibila, Chairman of Numan local government area in Adamawa has urged religious leaders to utilise the media in the propagation of peaceful coexistence in the state. Jibila gave the advice on Tuesday when the leadership of Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) paid a courtesy visit to Numan.
The chairman stressed the need for the religious leaders to show case justice, equality and honesty at all times. He enjoined them to propagate tolerance, and peaceful coexistence among group in the society. He expressed his determination to partner with the NIREC in achieving a peaceful society. He also advised the council to take the gospel of peace to the grassroots, In his remark, Bindow Dami Mamza, Chairman of the Adamawa Chapter of the Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) said that peace and harmony were critical for the state. Mamza eulogised the political leaders not to create unnecessary tensions, adding that such situations could affect religious practice. He also expressed his determination to promote cohesion among various groups in the state. Also, Alhaji Abubakar Sahabo, State Chapter Chairman of the Moslem Council appealed to the two faith to eschew bitterness for the society to experience growth.
Sahabo, who is the co-chairman of NIREC said that the group would continue to partner with the local councils in the state to preach peace down to the grass root.