Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has on Thursday inaugurated the House of Kaduna Family in an attempt to foster peace and harmony in the state.
El-Rufai stated that the House was convened as a platform for leaders of faith to dialogue, interact and assume collective responsibility for messages that assist people of faith to live up to the highest ideals of the two main religions.
During the inauguration, governor El-Rufai said the decision to gather leaders of faith was born out of the need to ensure that religion does not cause division in Kaduna.
Also, in a tweet, El-Rufai noted that though religious fervour is a common trait, yet, the legacy of communal and ethno-religious conflict in Kaduna state betrays the absence of respect for the rule of law or any adherence to the common values of the two dominant religions.
He further stressed that no one can be wiser than Almighty God who created everyone and the universe.
Meanwhile, the governor said that the frequency of ethno-religious violence in Kaduna State has had negative consequences on peaceful co-existence, development and public finances.
According to him, the state government has spent billions supporting, equipping and sustaining federal security agencies to improve the security situation in Kaduna in the last five years.
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