Peaceful Coexistence: Agency Seeks Partnership With Religious Organisations

The National Orientation Agency, NOA has advocated for partnership with religious organisations in Plateau state to preach the message of peace.

State Director of the agency Nanyak Zinkat made the call during a courtesy visit to the Headquarters of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN and Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI in Jos. He stressed that the message of peace must be preached at all levels for the youths to internalise the importance of peaceful co-existence.

Zinkat added that the advocacy programme was a continuation of the national programme on building a people of peace towards enhancing national security and rebranding of the country for social transformation.

The Director noted that the leadership of various religious groups could help spread the message of peace to the youths to stop various social vices that could hinder the growth and development of country’s economy.

Plateau state CAN chairman  Reverend Polycarp Lubo said the message of peace was timely as the country could use it to stop the ongoing chaos and security challenges across the state. He also noted that peace is an essential commodity in the life of every individual that needed to be sought for and sustained.

ON his part, JNI secretary Salim Umar, said the country is faced with insecurity because it had neglected its core values and left the youth unattended to. He however said that the agency could partner with religious organisations to form synergy to secure peace in the country. Both CAN and JNI assured the agency of their readiness to cooperate at any time with them to ensure peace in the state.