Clergy calls for harmonious co-existence between Christians, Muslims in Northern Nigeria – 12th June, 2020

A clergyman has called on both Christian and Muslim faithful in Nigeria, particularly their youths, to ensure harmonious coexistence to enhance nation-building.

Reverend Father Henry Dabang, who is also the convener of Peace Ambassador Summit 2020, made the call while speaking to journalists during a one-day summit organized for youths drawn from both the Islamic and Christian faith from selected local government areas of Bauchi and Gombe states.

Rev Father Dabang submitted that at a time when the world is battling COVID-19, peaceful coexistence is needed more than ever for the world to tackle the pandemic headlong.

According to him, without peace in any society, no meaningful development can be achieved.

Speaking at the one-day summit being held at Fatima Social Centre in Bauchi, Dabang said participants will be educated on issues bordering on peace-building and harmonious coexistence.

He submitted that the issues were carefully selected since there is no way adherents of the two religions will do without interacting with each other.

Father Dabang assured that the organisation will further seek collaborations with other groups with like minds to ensure that both Christians and Muslims understand the tenets of each other’s religion and practice same without any unnecessary tensions.

Dabang expressed optimism that at the end of the summit, participants would have been well equipped to go back to their respective places and set up their cluster groups to promote peace and peaceful living among the people.

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