In his determination to promote peace between Muslins and Christians in Nigeria, former President, Court of Appeal, His lordship, Hon. Justice Umaru Faruk Abdullahi has donated a trophy for an annual competition among the primary school-age and secondary schools, particularly in the northern region.
By ACHADU GABRIEL, Kaduna
This was made known in an address by the National President of Middle Belt Organization, Mr. Victor Enjema during the 6th edition and 1st annual competition of the Youth Interfaith among school-age primary and secondary schools in Kaduna.
Tagged: ‘Project Nigeria, catch them young’, the Middle Belt president and organiser of the competition stated that the aim and objective of the project is to unite children, youth and the people of Nigeria to advance the culture and socio-economic values of the country.
Enjema stated that the non profit making, non political and non religious organization is aimed at transforming the children, youth and the people of Nigeria’s positive potentials into a more productive tool towards sustainable growth.
“In its focus, the organization found youth interfaith school age primary and secondary schools in Nigeria as a project, particularly in the north, and hope to improve relationship, consolidate peace and curb insecurity in the region”, he said.
He said the 28th of October 2015 edition witnessed launching of 5,200 note books free of charge, and was witnessed and attended by education ministry, universal basic education among others, adding that the current one is introducing trophy with wining prizes of 1st to 3rd positions with equivalent of N50,000- N25,000 respectively.
” Its our believe that this platform will not only provide a rallying point for Muslims and Christians among the school ages through integration, but also provide a common voice that is nationally audible and generally acceptable”, he stressed.
The organization used the event to launch N10 million appeal funds for trophies, operational vehicles, computers among other essential items, and appealed to Kaduna State Government to approve and sponsors ten slots for both faith to mecca and Jerusalem to promote Peace among them.