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Published On: Fri, Nov 17th, 2017

Group urges NASS to make law establishing Inter-Faith Commission

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By Christiana Ekpa

A group known as Inter Faith Chaplaincy of Nigeria has called on the National Assembly to make laws establishing Inter Faith Chaplaincy Commission of Nigeria.
They made this call when paying a courtesy call on Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district in Abuja.
The Chaplain General, Ezekiel Joshua, explained that Nigeria is a multi-religious and multi-cultural setting, saying that the Chaplaincy Commission would coordinate religious affairs with the aim of promoting peace among the adherents.
“The Commission will maintain a bar and regulate preaching among all faiths in Nigeria.”
“There is need for advancement of all positive cultural, religious and social developmental purposes in Nigeria today.”
“Peace must be organically pursued, no matter the costs. In this regard we insist that all faiths should have teachings and practices which engender peaceful coexistence among Nigerians”, Joshua added.
Responding, Shehu Sani revealed that he has initiated a bill to establish peace and reconciliatory commission which will be laid for public hearing anytime soon.
He noted that government must invest in peaceful coexistence of its citizens before the people could be developed, adding that as a lawmaker, he was ready to support the group in promotion of peace in Nigeria.
He added that religious leaders must be sincere and faithful enough to tell their adherents the truth that life was about peace and tolerance of one another.
Sani further stressed that the current administration was doing a lot to entrench peace all levels, saying that the citizens themselves must have faith in government and jointly work together towards achieving peaceful coexistence.
“As a lawmaker, I do know that President Muhammadu Buhari’s is doing a lot to promote peace among Nigerians, the people themselves must be committed to what government is doing’, Sani said.

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