FCTA partners with religious bodies to foster unity, harmony

Hudu Yakubu, Abuja

FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello

The Nigerian Federal Capital Territory Administration has reiterated its determination to partner with religious organisations in the territory to foster unity and harmony amongst its residents.

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello made this known after he received the new executive committee of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), FCT Chapter in Abuja.

The Minister explained that the Administration would continue to maintain a robust line of communication with religious bodies to contain any security breach in the Territory.

While congratulating the new executive committee over their election, he called for proactive engagement to nip security challenges in the bud.

Malam Bello assured the FCT CAN executives that the administration will work closely with them and build on the work of their predecessors, urging them to keep the communication lines opened.

He commended the past executive committee members led by Rev. Israel Akanji for their service to humanity and particularly to the Federal Capital Territory.

The minister urged the new CAN leadership in the Territory to reach out to their members in order to stop indiscriminate pasting of posters which deface the city.

The former FCT CAN Chairman and now the Chairman of CAN, North Central Zone, Rev. Israel Akanji who led the delegation said that he was in FCTA to present the new executive members led by Rev. Samson Jonah, to the FCT authorities.

Rev. Akanji noted that CAN has received enormous support from the FCT Administration over the years and appreciated the tremendous support they have been enjoying during festive periods.

The Chairman seized the opportunity to commend the FCT Minister, for the interfaith collaboration being encouraged by his Administration, stating that such action usually calms nerves.

Meanwhile, the National President of CAN, Rev. Supo Ayokunle who came to support the FCT CAN during the occasion also used the opportunity to pray for the nation and its leadership.