Abuja - The Katsina State Government has established a standing committee on inter-faith to promote peaceful coexistence between Muslim and Christian followers.
The committee consists of members from Muslim and Christian religious bodies, traditional rulers and security agents. The State Ministry of Religious Affairs is to serves as Secretariat of the committee.
According to the Committee Chairman, Khadi Isah Dodo, the committee will set up sub-committees at local government areas for smooth conduct of its assignment.
He explained that the establishment of the committee was timely in view of insecurity problem and need to ensure unity and understanding among all Nigerians.Also read: Christians, Muslims pray for peace in Borno State
Dodo said the term of reference of the committee is to ensure cooperation and understanding among followers of the two religions in the state.
Other mandates include liaising with traditional rulers on matters that will facilitate peace and involving security and other concerned stakeholders into the committee’s activities.
Dodo said the committee is expected to submit a monthly report to the government on its activities.
He commended government for setting up the committee and called for other states to set up similar committees.
Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Katsina branch, Nelson Onyekachukwu, described relationship between Christians and Muslims in the state as cordial.
He called on politicians to guard against utterances capable of creating chaos and instability.
Onyekachukwu also called on Christians and Muslims leaders to complement effort of security agents toward maintenance of peace.
- CAJ News