Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Religion Has Been Commercialised - Gbong Gwom

Jos — Gbong Gwom Jos and Chairman Plateau State Council of Chiefs Da Jacob Gyang Buba yesterday said religion in Nigeria has been commercialized.

The monarch said in Du village in Jos South local government at the sensitization peace tour embarked upon by the Plateau Special Task Force (STF) that Nigerians as religious but without spirituality.

He said they claim to know God of creation but still are the ones abusing the cardinal principles and teachings of God, saying everybody is now a pastor, sheikh, man of God and busy working for money rather than evangelism.

The monarch also said "God is looking at your hearts and not concerned with the volume or contents of what you offer but the source of your wealth".

"There is no amount of security personnel that can restore peace but they can only restore law and order as peace comes from our individual desire and we have to assist the security agencies to restore law and order and find a time and discuss how to resolve our problems".

He appealed to STF to be fair in discharging their duties as a lot of allegation about the conduct of their men, as blood stained ID cards belonging to security agents were picked and taken to relevant authorities but nothing have been done.

STF Commander Major General Henry Ayoola said people should eschew all forms of violence and forget about old wounds and chart a new cause towards peace.

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