Stakeholders urge bill on interfaith commission


Stakeholders at an interfaith rally have appealed for the establishment of a National Interfaith Commission to foster religious harmony between the two prominent religions in the country.

The stakeholders, who urged the executive arm of government to initiate a bill to that effect and forward to the National Assembly for consideration and subsequent passage, made at an interfaith rally held in Abuja to seek divine favour for the May 29 inauguration.

Coming under the one million man interfaith rally for President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the convener of the event Archbishop Leonard Bature Kawas, during the prayer session said the commission was necessary because it would foster religious unity between Christianity and Islam.

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He said the commission when it comes into being would facilitate the teaching and learning of both religions by the nation’s youths, therefore bringing cordial relationship and spiritual bonding.

He called on Nigerians to prayer fervently for a continuous peaceful co-existence of the country in the interest of growth and development. Also, he urged is Nigerians to eschew religious intolerance among the two major religions.



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