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The Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) held its South-East Church Leaders meeting in Enugu on March 12, 2021.
The Executive Secretary of NCPC, Rev Yakubu Pam who was at the meeting, explained that the gathering was meant to bring church leaders together to interact and recommend the way forward for peace building in the country.
Pam said the need to restore peace in South-East geo-political zone of the country and the whole country at large necessitated the meeting. “when a nation is in need of peace, the religious leaders gather to pray for such a nation,” he said.
Rev. Pam further stated that the #End-Sars protest brought about the need for religious leaders to come together to promote peace across the country. The NCPC helmsman intimated that the peace building initiatives with the church leaders began in South West and had come to the South East from where it would go to the South-South zone.
The NCPC Chief Executive urged the church leaders to embrace peace and encourage it across their members and communities. He promised he would ensure that all the recommendations from the meeting would be forwarded to Mr. President who appointment him to embark on peace building initiatives across Nigeria.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, South-East zone, Bishop Goddy Okafor stated that peace remains an essential commodity that the world is seeking for. According to him, “No one makes progress without peace; peace thrives in an atmosphere of justice and fairness.”
The Nigerian High Commissioner to Zambia, Amb. Nwannebuike Ominyi who was at the meet, affirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari was committed to resolving the security problems facing the country.
He urged church leaders to do everything possible to preach and embrace peace not just in the South- East but in Nigeria as a whole.