Kaduna Stakeholders on Religious Affairs consolidate 12-months strategies on peaceful coexistence in Jema'a LG
Stakeholders of Religious Affairs in Kaduna State have meet to consolidate a 12 months strategy on ways to fashion out peaceful coexistence especially in Jema'a local government area of Kaduna State.
Compass Times reports that the meeting held on Thursday at the palace of the Chief of Kaninkon in Jema'a local government was organised by a NGO, Global Peace Foundation met with 160 Representatives drawn from youths, women and traditional groups in the area to sustain a 12-months strategy on sustainable peaceful coexistence.
Sheik Haliru Abdullahi Maraya, Co-Cordinator, Global Peace Foundation, Nigeria in an opening address at the meeting said the meeting was aimed at consolidating on the previous Programs held in the area towards sensitising the community on peaceful coexistence.
He said the Organisation was determined towards ensuring that previous deliberations on the way forward were put to use.
The Clergy urged participants not to relent to air their opinions on issues that posed as challenges to the earlier plans with the view to addressing them so that the aims would not be defeated.
On his part, Rev. Joseph Hayab, Co-Cordinator of the Foundation commended the turnout of participants at the meeting adding, "this demonstrated the zael and determination of the concerned communities towards ensuring lasting solution to our seemingly challenges".
"The meeting would in the next 12-months intensify trainings for the participants on ways fashioned towards restoring peaceful coexistence within our bothers," he said.
Mr Usman Galadima, Youth leader of Kaninkon Chiefdom said youths in the area had leverage on the suggestions of the previous meetings organised by the Organisation to hold periodic meetings to galvanise suggestions from youths on ways to promote Peace in the area.
"We have also organised sports competition to further promote peaceful coexistence in the Chiefdom," he said.
Hajiya Hauwa Yakubu, the Women leader from Dangoma said women especially from the religious circle had been in cordial relationship and constant meetings with other members to foster peace in the Chiefdom.
Also, Jacob Joshua and Muhammad Liman bothe clergies from Kaninkon Chiefdom reiterated that that religious bodies had been in constant meetings on the need to promote messages that would foster peaceful coexistence.
Mr Williams Gimba, Bakunin Kaninkon and Representative of the Kaninkon Chiefdom, applauded the Organisers for the meeting describing it as timely saying it has brought about unity in the area but stressed the need for additional surveillance especially at farmlands to checkmate activities of herdsmen.
A cross-section of participants who spoke at the meeting maintained that header's/farmers clash repeat farmlands remained a herculean challenge to sustainable development in the area.