Reps Usman calls on Nigerians to embrace peace for socio-economic development


By; AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna.
A Member representing Makarfi/Kudan Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Alhaji Mohammed Usman has appealed to Nigerians to embrace dialogue in resolving their differences rather than violence for improved socio-economic development of the country.
Speaking when Global Peace Foundation was in his constituency to sensitize people on the need for peaceful coexistence, he said recent happenings in the country calls for sober reflection and the need for Nigerians to evolve ways towards enhancing better understanding of one another for the corporate existence of the country.
Earlier, the Northern Co-coordinator Global Peace Foundation of Nigeria (GPFN), Rev. Joseph John Hayab noted that peace remains the bedrock for any societal development.
He explained that, the choice of the communities was not because there was crisis currently in the communities but to further cement the existing peace the area was witnessing and to enlighten the people on the importance of embracing each other irrespective of their tribe or religion as brothers and sister of the same ancestral parents of Adam and Eve as contained in the Holy Quran and Holy Bible.
Rev. Hayab emphasized that God in his wisdom had a purpose of making people belong to one religion, group or believe as human beings so that they may live together and respect each other’s differences.
Also in a remark, the Northern Co-coordinator GPFN, Sheikh Halliru Abdullahi Maraya urged followers of the two major faiths in Nigeria; Christian and Islam, to ensure they stick to the teachings of their religions and learn to be their brother’s keeper.
Maraya, advised that people are brothers or sisters ancestrally irrespective of tribe or religion hence, “What you don’t want others to do to you, you should not do it to another person,” he added.
He however, noted that crisis does not solve matters but rather destroys, adding that God was the sole owner of human lives and religion.
“We should allow God to fight for His cause instead of taking up arms in the name of protecting religion,” he explained.
Responding, CAN and JNI spokespersons applauded the foresight of GPFN noting that the campaign was timely and apt considering the way most people were living their lives with their neighbours and pledged to pass the message of peace and oneness to their immediate communities.


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