by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
The Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation is to collaborate with the Peace Revival and Reconciliation Foundation of Nigeria to promote peace stability in the whole of 19 northern states.
Managing Director-cum Chief Executive Officer of the foundation, Engineer Abubakar Gambo Umar, disclosed this, while receiving the founder of the Peace Revival and Reconciliation Foundation of Nigeria, Pastor Yohanna Buru, and his entourage, on a courtesy visit.
Engr Umar highlighted that, “Peace is a collective responsibility, which must be supported by all,” noting that, the NGO has a major role to play towards promoting peaceful co-existence and tolerance in the society.
He extolled the virtues of the late premier of the northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello, for uniting the people of the region, irrespective of their religious and ethnic differences.
The managing director equally revealed that, “Presently, the foundation has put machineries in place towards training more women and youths on entrepreneurship to reduce the burden of unemployment.”
He note that insecurity has caused a serious set back to the entire region of Northern Nigeria, stressing the need for every stakeholder to support states and federal government towards making the region a better place.
While the foundation kicked against the activities of rapists in the society, the managing director of the foundation equally called on authorities to punish rapists so that it can be a lesson to others.
“The north has many problems, which include Almajiranci, Boko Haram, insecurity, and lack of quality education,” the MD noted, and identified Peace Revival and Reconciliation Foundation of Nigeria as “partner in progress,” which should be embraced by all lovers of peace and societal development.
Earlier in a remark, the founder of Peace Revival and Reconciliation Foundation of Nigeria, Pastor Yohanna Buru, said “The visit is aimed at familiarizing the organization with activities of the Sardauna Memorial Foundation and to help promote peace in the north.”
He assured that he’ll continue to partner with the foundation for the upliftment of the region and the entire nation.
Pastor Buru stressed that the problem of insecurity bedeviling the northern region needs effective collaboration and support to be addressed.
He added that his foundation has supported substantial number of widows and youths on skills acquisition activities to help them fend for themselves.
Pastor Buru added that, for the past 10 years, he has been visiting top Islamic scholars in the region to strengthen inter-religious tolerance and to promote peaceful co-existence among different faith-based organizations in the entire region.
According to him, his organization has contributed a lot in terms of tackling ethno-religious and political crisis in Kaduna and other neighbouring states. Buru, therefore, called on Muslims and Christians to forgive each other on places they hurt themselves.