Da’awah council urges government to set qualifications for preachers

The Da’awah Coordination Council of Nigeria (DCCN) has called on federal and state governments to set qualifications for preachers in the country.

The council, in a communique issued at the end of the 3rd National Summit on peaceful coexistence and nation-buding held.in Gombe, said the plea.became.imperative in the face of the growing religious controversy in the country.

The summit which was declared open by Gombe state governor, Muhammad Inuwa and attended by the Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar as well as 50 other Muslims and Christian organisations across Nigeria.

The summit was described as a forum to chat the way forward in achieving stability and the development of the country.

While urging the government to admit the true condition of things in the country, the council called on the governments to recognise and redress the “deteriorating condition of the citizens with regards to insecurity, rising inflation rate, food supply and the general condition of living”.

The group also emphasising the need to have a peaceful Nation, “the summit calls on all tiers of government and all stakeholders to provide a conducive atmosphere for peaceful coexistence, social cohesion and national development.”

The summit also called on the federal government to collaborate with Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) and DCCN to sensitise the youths and educated preachers to achieve peacefully coexistence.

“The the summit also urges the governments to re-empower the traditional rulers to make them more functional at their respective leadership level to help in sanitising and curbing the security menace, such as herders and farmers crisis and other social vices in their domains.

The summit calls on NIREC and Traditional Leaders to further strengthen mutual respect and understanding among Nigerians to strengthen peaceful coexistence and end insecurity in Nigeria,” the council stated in the communique.

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