Presidential Committee Urges Religious Leaders To Champion Peace In North East

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Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State
By; DEKERA NICHOLAS, Kaduna
The Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative (PCNI) has tasked religious leaders to work in affinity to rescue the North East region from further degenerating into a no go area as the 2019 general election gathers momentum.
Alhaji Tijanni Musa, the Vice Chairman of the committee disclosed this on Thursday at an inter-religious dialogue in Jalingo organized by PCNI.
Musa said the level of insecurity in the region was worrisome and needed religious leaders to harmonize in order to return its lost glory.
“The task therefore,  is to leverage on the norms and values that promote peace, equity and justice and ensure that lingering grievances do not build up to new cycles of conflicts,” he said.
Represented by Mr Seyi Odutayo, Musa noted that PCNI would continue to advocate for the rule of law while providing enabling environment for dialogue, mediation,  reconciliation and reintegration.
Governor Darius Ishaku on his part, explained that religious leaders were stabilizers and we’re expected to dissociate themselves from politics and politicking.
Ishaku noted that as the election draws closer,  most of the electorates who belong to one faith or another the care of religious leaders and must be admonished appropriately.
“Many  electorates are under your care and we expect you as leaders to educate them on why they should be law abiding,” he said.

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