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CAN Sues For Peace, Love In The North, Condemns Fulani Herdsmen Militia Activities

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Yakubu Busari

 

The Christian Association of Nigeria CAN has officially concluded their two day peace summit organized by the, Northern Region, kicks off in Jos, the Plateau State capital today. Governor Simon Bako Lalong who declared the event open called on participants to engage in robust and enriched conversations towards seeking to be part of the solution rather than being part of the problem. More so, that the denomination of engagement which is a common faith has been identified.

 

Lalong stated that the theme for the Summit “Sustainable Peace and Security as a Panacea for Development: The role of Christian Leaders” was no doubt apt and draws to mind the essentiality beyond Plateau State, to building and enduring legacy of peace beyond Plateau and world of relent in exploring all avenues that will help in the sustenance of peace and security.

 

According to the Governor “In the last one month, we have concentrated efforts in establishing the vital nexus that will help us in identifying the roles that we have as Government, in driving the peace process on the Plateau through diverse approach which will help us consolidate on the gains we have made so far.

 

“Today we are further making a resolve to add value to the commitment of government in being a part of the solution that will promote peaceful existence and religious harmony beyond Plateau.Gov Lalong

 

“The Theme for this Summit is no doubt apt and draws to mind essentiality of peace and security as a Panacea for sustainable development beyond our State. We remain resolute in our commitment to building an enduring legacy of Peace beyond Plateau and we shall not relent in exploring all avenues that will help us in the sustenance of peace and security.”

 

Lalong said that the Peace Conference that recently held under the auspices of Plateau State Peace Building Agency was a statement of the Government’s resolve not to leave any stone unturned towards finding a comprehensive solution to the peculiar dynamics of our human existence within the cosmopolitan sphere of our social interactions.

 

“As a people of faith, we must underscore our common humanity as we seek to find within the dictate of our faith, those essentials that defines us as human beings and for which, we hold our accountability in that same faith to our callings as Christians.

 

I am confident that as Christian Leaders gathered on a common platform for the simple task of activating our faith with action, we would be stimulating in the course of this Summit the kind of works that will give visible expression to the dictates of our faith, which will further help us identify the onerous responsibility that we have as a people of faith in the Peace Project in Nigeria.”

 

The Governor expressed delight that General Paul Tarfa has accepted to serve as the Keynote Presenter at the Summit which Rear Admiral Samuel Bitrus Atukum has also accepted to represent General Yakubu Gowon at the Summit.

 

“Through the representation of these key personalities who represent some of the best in our country, I make bold to say, the value of their contribution at this Summit will be making a very eloquent statement on the much we stand to gain in the course of this summit as a people of Faith.

 

“I have no doubt in my mind that with the caliber of people who have been assembled, for the purpose of dealing with dialectics of the conversations in this meeting, we are more than poised to identifying and dealing with the essential matter of faith within the cause of this deliberation, that will seek to challenge our collective common destiny as a people.

 

“I must thank you for sharing in the conviction that we hold so dearly as a people of faith in Northern Nigeria, and I wish to assure you that the Northern Nigeria is a project in God’s hands and the strength of our conviction is that we are on a journey to a bright future which is secured in the hands of God”. Said Lalong.

 

The day peace summit organized by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Northern Region, kicks off in Jos, the Plateau State capital today. Governor Simon Bako Lalong who declared the event open called on participants to engage in robust and enriched conversations towards seeking to be part of the solution rather than being part of the problem. More so, that the denomination of engagement which is a common faith has been identified.

 

Lalong stated that the theme for the Summit “Sustainable Peace and Security as a Panacea for Development: The role of Christian Leaders” was no doubt apt and draws to mind the essentiality beyond Plateau State, to building and enduring legacy of peace beyond Plateau and world of relent in exploring all avenues that will help in the sustenance of peace and security.

 

According to the Governor “In the last one month, we have concentrated efforts in establishing the vital nexus that will help us in identifying the roles that we have as Government, in driving the peace process on the Plateau through diverse approach which will help us consolidate on the gains we have made so far.

 

“Today we are further making a resolve to add value to the commitment of government in being a part of the solution that will promote peaceful existence and religious harmony beyond Plateau.Gov Lalong

 

“The Theme for this Summit is no doubt apt and draws to mind essentiality of peace and security as a Panacea for sustainable development beyond our State. We remain resolute in our commitment to building an enduring legacy of Peace beyond Plateau and we shall not relent in exploring all avenues that will help us in the sustenance of peace and security.”

 

Lalong said that the Peace Conference that recently held under the auspices of Plateau State Peace Building Agency was a statement of the Government’s resolve not to leave any stone unturned towards finding a comprehensive solution to the peculiar dynamics of our human existence within the cosmopolitan sphere of our social interactions.

 

 

“As a people of faith, we must underscore our common humanity as we seek to find within the dictate of our faith, those essentials that defines us as human beings and for which, we hold our accountability in that same faith to our callings as Christians.

 

 

I am confident that as Christian Leaders gathered on a common platform for the simple task of activating our faith with action, we would be stimulating in the course of this Summit the kind of works that will give visible expression to the dictates of our faith, which will further help us identify the onerous responsibility that we have as a people of faith in the Peace Project in Nigeria.”

 

The Governor expressed delight that General Paul Tarfa has accepted to serve as the Keynote Presenter at the Summit which Rear Admiral Samuel Bitrus Atukum has also accepted to represent General Yakubu Gowon at the Summit.

 

“Through the representation of these key personalities who represent some of the best in our country, I make bold to say, the value of their contribution at this Summit will be making a very eloquent statement on the much we stand to gain in the course of this summit as a people of faith

 

“I have no doubt in my mind that with the caliber of people who have been assembled, for the purpose of dealing with dialectics of the conversations in this meeting, we are more than poised to identifying and dealing with the essential matter of faith within the cause of this deliberation, that will seek to challenge our collective common destiny as a people.

 

“I must thank you for sharing in the conviction that we hold so dearly as a people of faith in Northern Nigeria, and I wish to assure you that the Northern Nigeria is a project in God’s hands and the strength of our conviction is that we are on a journey to a bright future which is secured in the hands of God”. Said Lalong.

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