From Umar Dankano,Yola.
The Adamawa state Government has charged religious leaders in the state to inculcate the spirits of tolerance and respect among their faithfuls.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri gave the charge in Yola weekend at the Adamawa state Muslim council General Assembly meeting and launching of the 1443 Islamic Hijra calendar stressing that religious leaders are integral tools in ensuring peaceful coexistence among the two major religious in the country.
Represented at the occasion by the secretary to the state government, Mallam Bashir Ahmed, Fintiri applauded the cordial relationship between the two religious bodies (Muslims council and CAN ) which has been a major source of understanding to their followers.
Ahmed said even the recent policy of the state government to de-boarded all public junior secondary schools (JSS) was aimed at improving moral and parental upbringing of the students.
He explained that the development is absolutely to enable parents conclude their primary responsibility of moral inculcation in their wards at a formatting age.
“We are experiencing children of 10-12 years in boarding secondary schools and most of them can not do anything to themselves.
“The policy will help the children get done properly to the level that they could actually be educated”.He added.
Earlier in his remarks,chairman of the Muslims council, Mallam Gambo Jika told the gathering that the annual general summit is an avenue with which the Association appraises it activities in the outgone year.
Jika noted that all activities in the religion of Islam are tired to time informing the production of the calendar for regulatory role in timings like the daily prayers, Annual hajj and even Ramadan rites.
Jika announced some of the achievements recorded in the year under review to include; ICT centre project which has reached advanced stage, provision of computers and accessories as well as stepping down of internet network (WIFI) among others.
While thanking individuals for contributions said the Council has embarked on construction of a special hospital for the Muslim ummah.
In his paper presentation, national Secretary of Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI), Dr. Khalid Abubakar urged Muslims to strive and achieve excellence through practicing and propagating the good teachings of the religion.
Abubakar admonished Muslims to make sacrifices for the propagation and spread of Islam in all nook and cranny of the state as a renowned citadels of the caliphate.
Our correspondent reports that donations in monetary value and kind were recorded at the well attended occasion.