Daily Trust (Abuja)

23 May 2012

Nigeria: Insecurity a Passing Phase - Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan said the alarming state of insecurity in the country is a passing phase in the nation's development.

Speaking when he received committee of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council, (NIREC) at the State House yesterday, Jonathan said government will continue to do its best in containing the security challenges facing the country.

He charged NIREC to unite in commenting on national issues, saying as the umbrella body of the two major religions in the country, NIREC should take a united position to commend or condemn positive or negative actions and utterances of groups and individuals that may threaten the peace of the nation.

He assured NIREC that government will continue to consult with them and seek their advice as necessary.

The committee had earlier submitted recommendations to the president on various national issues in the country.

NIREC executive was led to the State House by the Co-Chairmen, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar III and Christian Association of Nigeria President, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor.

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