An NGO Global Peace Foundation of Nigeria comprising Christian and Muslim youths in Southern Kaduna has embarked on filling of potholes on Kafanchan -Kagoro road to curb road accident
The exercise was part of effort toward restoring peace and building confidence between adherents of the two major religions in the Area.
Country Director of the Foundation, Reverend John Joseph Hayab made this known to newsmen during the exercise in kafanchan, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Reverend John Joseph Hayab explained that the event with the theme Shaping Peace Together, was part of the organization’s determination to promote an innovative and value-based approach for peace-building guided by the vision of One Family.
He said the organization had held series of peace and reconciliation meetings with participants drawn from different traditional chiefdoms across southern and northern kaduna where volunteer Peace Building groups were formed.
The Peace Ambassador Commended the Community Volunteers in Jema’a Local Government for embarking on such humanitarian project as well as taking ownership of peace process and initiative in their communities
Reverend John Joseph Hayap, however challenged adherents of the two major religions and traditional title holders to make peace building their personal business towards promoting growth and development within their communities and the state in general.
Speaking, the Northern Coordinator, Sheikh Haliru Maraya said the Foundation had been working round the clock to ensure peaceful coexistence between and amongst people irrespective of their religious and tribal differences.
He regretted that the country was loosing huge amount of financial resources to restore losses resulting from violence and insecurity, stressing that the importance of peace and peaceful coexistence cannot be over- emphasized.
In a lecture at the event, Provost, Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan Waya, Professor Alexander Kure, emphasized the need for people in the area to embrace forgiveness and reconciliation with a view to promoting lasting peace and harmony.
Volunteer Community Coordinator of the International Peace Building Organization in Jema’a Local Government Area, Mr. Timothy Machu applauded effort of the Foundation, Saying the Volunteer Initiative which started at Nikyob Traditional Chiefdom has now registered it presence and impact in almost all Chiefdoms across the Local Government Council and Southern Kaduna.