27 October 2020 By Risikat Ejeme
Religious leaders have been called upon to rise to their responsibilities of preaching the message of peace to their followers.
Guests on “Perspectives” a Kapital FM Current Affairs Programme made the call while discussing on the role of faith-based organisations in the promotion of peaceful coexistence in Abuja.
Speaking on the program, the Executive Secretary Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission, NCPC, Rev Yakubu Pam attributed social vices in the society to failure of religious leaders and other stakeholders in managing youths during conflicts.
Rev. Pam said it was the responsibility of religious leaders to preach peace and love in the society.
He therefore appealed to governments at all levels to reorganize their approach in improving infrastructural development at the grassroots.
Another guest on the program, the Deputy Chief Imam Usman Bin- Affan Mosque Abuja, Dr Usman Yanda Aliyu explained that security agencies should be proactive in curbing the activities of hoodlums who disguised as protesters to loot and cause mayhem in the country.
Dr Aliyu who noted that peace and unity are paramount to the progress of the country also urged stakeholders in the security sector to provide the necessary support in addressing the activities of miscreants.
Doctor Aliyu warned religious leaders to desist from involving themselves in any kind of crisis.
The guests while commending the Federal Capital Territory Administration for promoting peace by using the religious and traditional institutions also urged youths to desist from acts inimical to societal growth.