Gov Bala harps on peaceful coexistence to overcome insecurity in Nigeria
Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed has stressed the need for Nigerians to put sentiments aside and live peacefully with each other irrespective of religious differences.
He stressed that the present situation in the country characterized by insecurity and banditry needs peaceful coexistence and purposeful tolerance to be overcome.
He was speaking in Bauchi at the Bishara Baptist Church, Bauchi during the burial service of the late Mrs Mercy Abraham, wife of the State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev Dr Abraham Damina Dimeus on Thursday.
The Governor who was represented by a delegation of Christian political appointees led by SSA Religious Affairs (Christian), Pastor Zakka Magaji said the relative peace being enjoyed in the state is as a result of the fervent prayers of Christians urging them to continue.
He reassured that his administration will continue to run an open relationship with all, irrespective of differences stressing that his administration is for all residents of Bauchi State.
He also assured that his administration will not allow any form of banditry in the state declaring, “We will continue to protect all residents of the state, we will enable the security agencies to fight insecurity and banditry to submission”.
He, however, appealed to the residents of the state to report all bad eggs in their midst because according to him, “no stranger will operate without an insider leading and showing the way” .
He then prayed that God will give the Christian community the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss just as he urged the bereaved CAN Chairman to take solace in God the comforter and consolation.
Also speaking the Vice Chairman of CAN, Rev Father Lazarus Gizo commended the Governor for his exemplary leadership which has promoted peaceful coexistence in the state saying that unity is what is needed to move forward.
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