Women associations leader calls for religion tolerance for national development

The President, Federation of Muslim Women Associations in Nigeria, Mrs Halima Jibril, on Saturday charged religious leaders to promote religion tolerance to engender national development.

Jibril gave the charge in Abuja at the opening of a three-day summit on “’Religious Tolerance in Nigeria’’.

She stressed the need for joint regular inter-religious programmes to foster love and unity among the two major faiths in the country.

She also appealed to religious and faith-based organisations to rise to their obligations and assist the needy, irrespective of religious affiliations.

In his remarks, the Project Officer of Search for Common Ground, an international NGO, Mr Adamu Ephraim, maintained that religion tolerance could be achieved if all leaders promoted peaceful co-existence.

The summit, which had “Advancing Religious Tolerance’’ as its theme, had more than 100 Christian and Muslim leaders in attendance. (NAN)

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