By Musa M. Buba
Director-General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Dr. Garba Abari, has called on the people of Buniyadi town in Yobe state to be tolerant of each other regardless of their ethnic and religion backgrounds.
Abari, who was represented by the state Director of the Agency in Yobe, Alhaji Wakil Kaku, made the call at a one-day interactive session organised to strengthen peaceful coexistence in the aftermath of the Boko Haram insurgency.
“There is the need to go back to our respective norms, ethnics and national values. This includes discipline, dedication, love, honesty, integrity, religion tolerance and peaceful coexistence,” he said.
In their separate remarks, the Chief Imam of Buniyadi, representative of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), women and youth leaders harped on the importance of parents and traditional leaders in ensuring proper upbringing of their children to avoid getting involved terrorism and drugs addiction.
Earlier, in his welcome address, the chairman of the local government, Alhaji Kyari Batarama, commended the NOA for organising the dialogue and urged participants to pay more attention.