15 April 2021 By Georgina Humphrey
The Nigeria Inter-Religious Council, NIREC, has urged Nigerians to recommit themselves to promoting unity, brotherhood, and peace in the country.
This is contained in a message signed by the Executive Secretary of NIREC, Professor Cornelius Omonokhua in Abuja to Christians who just concluded the Lenten season and muslims who just commenced the Ramadan Fast.
The statement explains that the season of Ramadan should be seen beyond abstinence from food, drink, and worldly pleasures,.
According to him it is a time to rededicate to higher values and virtues of love and kindness to others, irrespective of religious and ethnic affiliations.
The statement also emphasises the need for Nigerians to remember the country in prayers as she seeks to overcome the challenges being faced.
“In particular, for our nation, we must recommit ourselves now and in the future to the advancement of the unity, brotherhood, and peace in Nigeria.”
” in everything we do or say may we remember the importance of peace, love, generosity and unity during this sacred period” Professor Omonokhua stresses.
It prays for the spirit of these sacred seasons to grant every Nigerian the courage to forgive one another.
It also adds that may the love and peace shared between both religions lead the nation to a United and peaceful country
“I will like to express special greetings to our Muslim brothers and sisters who have begun the Ramadan fast,” Professor Omonokhua added