The Kaduna State Peace Commission has called on religious leaders to intensify efforts in preaching peace, love and forgiveness to their followers in order to have a more cohesive and developed society.

The Commission’s Chairman Reverend Idowu Fearon made the call in Kaduna at a consultative dialogue forum with religious leaders aimed at promoting religious harmony in the State. He said the essence of the meeting was to consult with religious leaders due to the vital roles they play in disseminating messages to their followers

In his remarks, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state who was represented by the Commissioner Internal Security and Home Affair Samuel Aruwan, said reiterated that the government would continue to accord top priority to peaceful coexistence among all residents.

He added that government will continue to open its doors for positive partnerships for enduring peace in the state.

The State Secretary, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Sunday Ibrahim called on all to involve in consultations with sincere hearts. He assured that the Christian community will always work for peace as stated in the holy book, adding that meaningful development can only be achieved in a sustained peaceful society.

Also, the Kaduna State Secretary, Jama’atul Nasril Islam, JNI, Ibrahim Kufena, said dialogue is extremely important in all aspects of life. He reminded Muslims of the teaching of Islam which emphasises on peaceful coexistence with everyone.