Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has urged the body of Women Interfaith Council (WIC) not to relent in its contribution in ensuring that peace is sustained in the state, while assuring them of government’s relentless support.
The governor made the call in Kaduna Monday as a special guest of honour during the WIC Muslim members’ 1st Annual Ramadan Lecture and Support Program for Widows and Orphans.
Represented by the Director-General, Bureau for Interfaith, Engr Namadi Musa, Governor El-Rufai, in his magnanimity approved a land allocation for the Council to erect its office. He however commended the Council for its untiring efforts at ensuring peaceful co-existence among women of the state, regardless of their religious differences.
Earlier, in her welcome address, the WIC Muslim Co-ordinator, Hajiya Daharatu Ahmed Aliyu, explained that the forum provided a platform for leaders and members of both Muslim and Christian women’s faith organizations to work together in the peace building processes, address conflict issues in the state as well as women’s common and related concerns.
Corroborating her position, her Christian counterpart, Mrs Elizabeth Abuk, called on all and sundry to always engage in activities that would bring about religious harmony among all, being brothers and sisters created by one God.
In his keynote lecture, Chief Imam of Waff Road Mosque, Imam Sani Isa, on the theme of the lecture, ‘The essence of Ramadan: the role of Muslim women in promotion of peace,’ took the women in attendance on their roles as enshrined in the Holy Qur’an at promoting peace in their homes, offices and in all their endeavours and, most importantly, relationship with one another.