By Gloria Abutu

Nigerian youths have been charged to promote peaceful coexistence for stability and national unity before, during and after the 2023 general election.

Speakers at a one-day Inter-faith summit gave the charge in Yola, the Adamawa state capital.

The Chairman, Adamawa state Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Imam Umar Bappari identified insecurity, drugs abuse, illiteracy, unemployment, corruption and political thuggery as issues affecting the development of the country and called on youths to be agents of change for peaceful general election.

Represented by Doctor Mukhtar Hassan of Modibbo Adama University, Yola, Bappari advocated religious tolerance, youth inclusion in decision making process as well as empowerment to safeguard the future of the Nigerian youth.

In his presentation, the Bishop, Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria, LCCN, Gongola Diocese, Right Reverend Peter Bartimawus charged youths on responsible conduct and to participate actively in politics as well as in the electoral process, while urging them to maintain peace for a smooth transition.

In their separate addresses, state Coordinators of Youth Wing, Christian stressed the need for peaceful coexistence to drive meaningful development and expressed resolve to work together to promote peace during the pre and post election periods.

Pointing out that the existence of peace is critical to the successful conduct of the 2023 elections, Alhaji Usman Ahmed Dadah who chaired the summit, with the theme, “Youth and Politics in Present Dispensation: Role of Youths in Peace Making Towards 2023 Election” noted that the role of youths in nation building can not be overemphasized and urged them to be productive for sustainable growth in the society.

There were goodwill messages at the event attended by students,
traditional leaders and religious organizations.

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