The Plateau State Inter-Religious Council (IRC) on Monday said government and religious bodies are on trial in the public court of the state.
The IRC equally said the two religions (Christianity and Islam) that made up the membership of the council are on trial by the same Public Court, “because, they too have been accused of being the source of the crises that have bedevilled the state since 2001 in particular”.
This was disclosed by the co-chairman of the council, Rev. Pandang Yamsat, while delivering his address at the inaugural meeting of the IRC, held in Jos, the State Capital.
DAILYPOST recalls that Governor Simon Lalong had on the 8th February, 2021, while inaugurating the IRC said, “The inauguration of this non-partisan body is a further demonstration of our administration’s commitment to repairing the broken social fabric of our society through the provision of a structured platform for religious, community, youth and women leaders to play active roles in fostering mutual understanding and cooperation between citizens regardless of ethnic and religious differences.”
He stressed that working closely with the Plateau State Peace Building Agency, the State Inter-Religious Council will critically think through issues and build consensus on challenges that threaten “freedom, tolerance and peace”.
The Co-Chairmen of the Inter-Religious Council are Rev. Pandang Yamsat, former COCIN President and His Royal Highness Alh. Sambo Haruna, Emir of Wase and Chairman JNI, in the State.
The members of the Council cut across Christians and Muslims adherence.