NOA appeals for tolerance, peaceful co-existence

The National Orientation Agency on Wednesday appealed to Nigerians to eschew all forms of violence and live in peace with one another .
Kaduna State Director of the Agency, Zubairu Galadima, who made the appeal in Kaduna , observed that the latest trend of hate speech especially on social media platforms was inimical to peaceful coexistence and must be checked .
“ The phenomenon , if not checked is capable of degenerating into full crisis and insecurity, loss of lives and property .
“ People should ignore rumours and go about their businesses without fear , and all residents of the state should help discourage rumor mongering and promote peace, ” he said.
Galadima, therefore , advised Nigerians to desist from utterances that would divide the country along ethnic, religious and partisan lines .
The NOA director also appealed to social media users to refrain from spreading messages containing fake information and hate targeted at individuals and groups .
He disclosed that the agency had commenced peace building campaign and advocacy in all the 23 local government areas of the state, to promote peace and patriotism .
(NAN)