President Goodluck Jonathan Warns Nigerians Against Inciting Comments

President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerians to desist
from making inciting and inflammatory comments capable
of upsetting peace and causing disharmony.
The president said this in Abuja, yesterday, while
declaring open, a two-day roundtable meeting with
Special Advisers on Religious Affairs from the 36 states
and the Abuja Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
Themed "Towards Synergising and Interfacing in the
Religious Sectors for National Development,'' the meeting
was jointly organised by the offices of the Senior Special
Assistants to the President on both Islamic and Christian
Matters.
The president, who was represented by the Vice President,
Namadi Sambo, said:
"We should continue to assist government with prayers
and positive counselling and desist from making
inciting statements and comments capable of causing
disharmony and breach of the peace.
"It should be noted that, by the teachings of our faiths,
we shall all account for our deeds in the hereafter. I
therefore admonish you to live by example always and
to do good for the development of our country and
humanity," he added.
"We are working round-the-clock to transform all
facets of our socio-economic and political lives.
Let me reiterate that we remain resolute in our quest to
provide positive development to Nigerians anchored
on peace and harmony.
We equally remain unwavering in our commitment to
bring to an end, the security challenges confronting
our dear nation," he said.


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