Kano – Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has urged Nigerians, irrespective of their religious and political inclination, to promote harmonious coexistence among the various religions in the country.
Ganduje made the call in Kano on Thursday at a one-day inter-religious and community conference organised by the state government.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting was attended by Christian and Muslim leaders in the state.
The governor called for peace, harmony and sustainable development in the state and country in general.
“Peaceful coexistence and religious harmony will be enhanced if clerics, leaders and ordinary citizens set example to the entire citizenry.
”Peace is a necessary requirement for development. So, I urge you all to support the government in its effort to ensure peace in the state.”
In his remarks, Bishop Ransome Bello, Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Kano State chapter, said that the conference was an opportunity to create harmony between the two religions.
Bello called for understanding and peaceful coexistence among Nigerians.
“Nigerians should embrace peace, irrespective of their different religions, as no religion preaches violence or chaos,’’ he said.
“We are all worshiping one God, the only thing is that we have different methods of worship, which we must agree with one another,’’ he said.
Earlier, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi, stressed the need for Nigerians to desist from activities capable of breaching the peace.
He called on Nigerians to give peace a chance as no government could succeed where there was no peace.
He advised Muslims to adopt a sense of sacrifice, eschew violence and tolerate one another for the development of the country..(NAN)