September 24, (THEWILL) – Community and religious leaders in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State have agreed to live in peace and harmony, eschew all forms of bitterness and rancour, and push for the advancement of the state and the nation in general.
The leaders made the pledge when the Christian Rural Development Associations (CRUDAN) commemorated the International Day for Peace.
Participants at the event used the occasion to call on Nigerians to collaborate towards advancing unity, peace, and tranquility in the country, and that they will do all that is possible to strengthen ethno-religious ties and boost understanding among the different segments of the society.
In her remarks, the Executive Director of CRUDAN, Ruth Dull, said people should be cautious, intentional, and sensitive to their biases so that racism and discrimination can be avoided and everyone treated equally.
She said people’s diversity is a form of strength and not weakness, and that individuality and differences do not have to be uniform, as there could be unity in diversity.
Highlights of the event were songs presentation, drama, and short display by Christian and Muslim leaders to emphasise the significance of peace in the world.
The theme of this year’s event was “End Racism; Build Peace.”