Nigerians must tolerate one another – Interfaith group
The Nigeria interreligious group has said Nigerians must learn to tolerate one another for peace and harmony to reign in the country.
Former Director General, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution and initiator, Initiative for InterReligious Peace and Harmony, Professor Joseph Golwa, made the remarks at the 1st Inter-religious musical concert in collaboration with Nigeria Faithbased Community Organisation, New Jersey, USA to celebrate Nigeria 55th Independence.
Professor Golwa said the programme was aimed at pursuing peace for peaceful coexistence in the country.
“As Nigerians we are the same and must not allow any religion to divide us. All religion represented here are peace ambassadors. The founding fathers of this nation are from different religious and ethnic diversity yet they put their heads together and fight for the independence we are celebrating now. Therefore, we must emulate them,” he said.
Former senior special adviser on religious affairs to former President Goodluck Jonathan and the national coordinator of the project, Barrister Tahir Umar Tahir said as “peace ambassadors we must achieve the serious coming together of different religious groups to enhance and facilitate the mutual and peaceful coexistence and understanding among various groups.”
The National Cochair, Peace Building Network Hajiya Maryam Dada said they wanted to achieve peace through children by catching them young.