Emir to Jonathan: revive NIREC
The Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to do everything possible to resuscitate the Nigerian Inter-religious Council (NIREC) to promote peace, unity and progress in the country.
The Emir, who led traditional rulers from the Northwest to receive President Goodluck Jonathan at the Hassan Katsina House in Kaduna, said the unity of the country could best be promoted if more attention is given to the security of lives and property.
The Emir said: “I want to make a passionate appeal to the government to resurcitate the Nigerian Inter-Religious Council at the national level. After this, there should be the establishment of branches of NIREC in all the 36 states of the Federation.”
Jonathan told the traditional rulers that the unity rally embarked upon by the PDP was not a campaign rally, but efforts aimed at reconciling aggrieved members of the party.
Also speaking, Vice-President Namadi Sambo said the President has delivered on his promise to the people of the zone, adding that an additional 215 megawwats power project would be completed and commissioned in November by the government as a way of boasting power supply to the zone.
The Vice President also announced that N10 billion was approved by the Federal Government for the Great Green Wall to address the challenges of erosion, adding that the rail line from Abuja to Kaduna was 70 per cent completed and the Kaduna to Kano project was in progress.
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