Kaduna (Nigeria) – Global Peace Foundation Nigeria (a Non-Governmental Organization), has called on opinion and religious leaders to champion the cause of tolerance, respect and understanding amongst their faithful, towards achieving a peaceful society.
Commemorating the 2016 International day of Peace, a statement issued to newsmen in Kaduna on Wednesday by the Northern Coordinators of the Foundation, Rev. John Joseph Hayab and Sheikh Halliru Maraya noted that, this year’s theme, ‘The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace” was timely, considering the importance of Peace to societal growth and development.
They called on Nigerians to build bridges of peace amongst the diverse ethnic and religious differences in the country.
The statement pointed out that, “it is high time for Nigerians and mankind to put aside their differences and to realize that, they are all created by God and are ancestrally descendants of Adam and Eve which make them members of One Family under God.”
The statement which was signed by the Foundation’s Media and Communications Officer, Richard Pius Garba, advised Government at all levels to continue to give priority to the security of lives and properties of Nigerians.
The International Day of Peace is observed around the world on every 21st September to strengthen the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and also among people.