10 August 2020 By Georgina Humphrey
The Nigeria Inter-Religious Council, NIREC, has called on Government at all levels to sign into law the prohibition of proliferation of arms and ammunition in Nigeria.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Executive Secretary ,NIREC, and Secretary General
West Africa Inter-Religious Council Prof. Cornelius Afebu Omonokhua.
It adds that signing the law will eliminate these weapons of mass destruction for good.
“Given that charity begins at home, the leadership of the Federal Republic of Nigeria must set a day aside to remember all the victims that have been killed by terrorists, bandits and all forms of criminals in Nigeria” the statement added.
NIREC also calls for compensation of displaced victims of violence and security for them to return to their native lands.
The statement commends President Muhammadu Buhari and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for making the ratification of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) possible.
While congratulating Nigerians and the Federal Government of Nigeria for this bold step at the International level, it urges Government to provide adequate security for the citizens to enjoy peaceful coexistence irrespective of tribe, political affiliation and religion.
NIREC is under the leadership of the Co-Chairmen,
Rev. Dr. Samson Supo Ayokunle, the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, President General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA)