- Samson Omale
Plateau State To Establish Inter-Religious Council
Plateau Government has established an Inter-religious Council as part of its efforts to facilitate sustainable peace in the state.
Gov. Simon Lalong announced this on Sunday at an interdenominational Church service held at St Louis Catholic Church, Jos, to commemorate the third edition of the Annual Plateau Day of Forgiveness and Reconciliation.
“Tomorrow, I shall be inaugurating the Plateau State Interreligious Council, a body of highly respected religious leaders and experts in the field of conflict mediation and peace building to further demonstrate our administration’s commitment to repairing the broken social fabric of our society,” Lalong said.
He assured Plateau people of his commitment to protecting lives and property and also punishing perpetrators of crime, particularly kidnapping, which had become a major security threat in the society.
He urged the people to forgive past hurt to ensure restoration of sustainable peace in the state, saying
” We are very conscious of the fact that the process of restoring peace and confidence among the people cannot succeed without forgiveness and reconciliation”.
The governor said the Plateau Peace Agency had held over 87 multi-level dialogue sessions with conflict parties across 17 Local Government Areas of the state, to promote the culture of Peace through forgiveness and reconciliation which had led to peace agreements.