2021 Democracy Day: Call for national dialogue – IMC tells FG

…As it expresses dismay over worsening Nigeria’s situation
By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – Interfaith Mediation Centre, (IMC), a faith-based organization in Kaduna State has expressed dismay over the current existing situation in Nigeria; saying its worsening effects on citizens are quite worrisome.
This is as it reiterated the need for citizens to put the country first notwithstanding the various tests and challenges.
IMC appealed to the Nigerian Government to call for a national dialogue with a well-defined agenda that will ostensibly deconstruct and allay the fears of every segment of corporate existence leading to cementing of relationships across ethnic and religious divides.
Speaking at a press conference, in Kaduna on Saturday, Co-Executive Directors of IMC, Pastor (Dr.) James Wuye; and Imam (Dr.) Muhammad Ashafa, implore leaders to exploit Nigeria’s rich and diverse potentials and think out strategies that will catalyze transformation and development.
“This period calls for clear reflection and see the prevailing challenge as an opportunity for the citizens in the country to mobilize and echo their voices for unity and tolerance across regions, communities, religious and ethnic divides and work together to foster a harmonious and peaceful nation where the ideals of coexistence, safeguard of human lives and property are guaranteed.
“On our part, we call on all Nigerians to exercise restraint devoid of sentiments that emanate from the pains of our un-heal collective memories so that Nigeria will match towards a united, progressive entity where all voices and all people will be heard and have a sense of belonging.
“We will continue to work with religious and traditional institutions on the necessity to live in peace with one another for the stability of one united nation, Nigeria,” IMC reiterated.


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