In a quick succession, perhaps, by divine arrangement or sheer coincidence, Minna, the capital of Niger State, has enjoyed a rare privilege of hosting renowned clerics from the two great religions of the world-Islam and Christianity. Although they were in the city for different purposes and at different times but they came bearing the same message of hope and peace, which is very apt and cogent for us as citizens and for the nation at large.
With the prevailing security and developmental challenges confronting the nation in her chequered history, it behooves the nation to desire and welcome more men and women of goodwill and, especially those carrying and conveying good tidings of peace and hope. Therefore, it is heart-warming for Niger State to successfully host, in quick succession revered spiritual fathers, from far and near, across the globe, bringing messages of peace and hope.
-Baba is Senior Special Assistant, Information in the office of the SSG, Niger State