From Yakubu Busari Jos
The Inter Religious Dialogue, a faith- based body with the support of King Abdallah Bin Abdul-Azeez Center for Inter-Religious and Inter-Cultural Dialogue has organized an enlighten campaign for Muslim and Christian youths on the danger of corona virus spread in Jos North Local Government Council.
The National President NACOMYO, Sani Suleiman Maigoro advised the youths to ensure that they adhere strictly to the government lay down procedure of hand washing, maintaining social distancing and the wearing of facemask .
He explained the importance aspect of this workshop is to engage our scholars , clerics to further more enlighten them for them to educate their followers .
He said the organisation encourages “our religious practitioners to use their pulpit or worship centres, to enlighten their worshipers on the prevention and spread of the COVID-19.
Maigoro reiterated that the need for inter faith collaboration between the Muslim and Christian youths in the area is for them to complement the effort of government and health workers to curb the spread or the transmission of COVID-19 .
According to him the decision was taken during a one -day workshop on COVID-19 with the theme Muslim and Christian Youths Unite Against Community Transmission
He said each “religion encourages us to maintain good hygiene and to respect people in authority, and also not to spread diseases around. Religious leaders have the responsibility of educating their followers to accept and commit to this call as it is in conformity with their faith.”
Mrs Justina Nwobia, Director of Justice, Peace and Reconciliation Movement, JPRM, which hosted the workshop, charged the youths to work together in their various communities to disabuse the minds of the people that are yet to believe in the pandemic.
There was an interfaith dialogue session where the participants shared experiences during lockdown and the selfless services they rendered.