By Peter Usman//:
The Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC held its South East Church Leaders meeting in Enugu on 12th March, 2021.
The Executive Secretary of NCPC, Rev Yakubu Pam, stressed that the meeting was meant to bring church leaders together to interact and recommend the way forward for peace building in Nigeria.
He explained that the need to restore peace in South Eastern part of Nigeria and the country at large necessitated the meeting of religious leaders in the South East.
In the words of the NCPC boss,” when a nation is in need of peace, the religious leaders gather to pray for such a nation”.
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.
The NCPC Chief Executive urged the church leaders to embrace peace and encourage it across their members and communities.
He promised to forward all the recommendations from the meeting to President Muhammadu Buhari, who appointment him to embark on peace building initiatives across Nigeria.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, South East, 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”.
Speaking at the event, the Nigeria Ambassador to Zambia, Amb. Nwannebuike Ominyi affirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari was committed to resolving the security problem facing the country.
He charged church leaders to do everything possible to preach and embrace peace not just in the South East, but in Nigeria as a whole.