National Council of Muslim Youth Organizations, (NACOMYO) has enjoined Nigerians to embrace peace and good neighborliness as key ingredients for societal development.
NACOMYO, in its Eid-el fitri message to Nigerians signed by its National President, Alh Kamalddin Akintunde, also charged adherents of the major faiths in the country, Islam and Christianity to tolerate and love one another as they are partners in the Nigeria’s march to progress.
Stating that there is no compulsion of religion as expatiated in the Qur’an, NACOMYO decried the unhealthy rivalry and seemingly competition between adherents of the faiths, noting that the two religions prescribe ways and manner of worship and neither preaches acrimony nor enmity.
It called for more understanding, maturity and wisdom on the part of the leadership and followership of the two faiths in dealing with matters that tend to bring rancour and disharmony between them.
While reminding the Press of its duty to ensuring peaceful co-existence of all Nigerians, it emphasized factual, balanced and ethics-guided reportage on the part of media practitioners.
The apex Muslim Youth group chided the Press of bias and partisanship on editorials and commentaries on matters of faith, citing the “hijab” saga in Osun, non -interest banking, among others.
Meanwhile, NACOMYO has enjoined President Muhammadu Buhari to sustain his appeal to Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) to ceasefire, just as it implored him to consider far-reaching implications of the dialogue initiative with the faceless groups.
The organization also urged President Buhari to keep alive the anti-corruption war, charging Nigerians to key into the initiatives and do away with corruption tendencies in them and within the system.
In the wake of renewed insurgency in some parts of the country, NACOMYO enjoined faithful to be security conscious at Eid prayers, asking them to be suspicious of any strange faces, objects or movement within the coverage area of worship grounds and celebrations. It also emphasized the need for the Security agencies to spread their tentacles and ensure a hitch-free sallah.
The group counseled Muslims on moderate celebrations in the face of the fast heating economic recession across the globe.