As part of our effort towards building a peaceful community, SELL paid an advocacy visit to the Muslim Youth Wing in Taraba Sate to consolidate on the existing relationship and identify new areas of collaborations.
Beji jibe, leader of the delegation first commiserate with the Muslim youths over the demise of two youths who died on the 29th November, 2020 at Jalingo, Taraba State and also to evaluate the SELL volunteers in the Muslim council on how they have impacted the community after the last phase of training.
Mohammed Abdul, Coordinator National Muslim youth Wing, Taraba Chapter appreciated SELL for always putting the council among its priority. He added that our visit to the council is timely as the State is experiencing a lot of socio- economic challenges and Insecurity.
He continued that SELL programme has provided the young people with the necessary skills and platforms to deliberate on the way forward and to continue to strive for peace and development in our Nation.
Yakubu Mohammed also stated that SELL slogan “THINK AND CHOOSE” has passed a message to anyone who is sensible and reasonable. He further said that as part of the achievement recorded after the last training, Muslim youth Wing has been in consortium with the Christian youth wing where meetings are held every month to build the bridges of peace; he assured SELL team that the Muslim youth wing shall continue to support the work of SELL for a better society.
Similarly, the team visited Bishop Charles Hammawa, the Catholic bishop of Jalingo Diocese in his office where they tender their profound appreciation to the bishop for his continues fatherly support as well to consolidate on his effort towards community and peace building in Jalingo.
Bishop Hammawa in his remarks said the Catholic Diocese of Jalingo will always stand for peace and mutual understanding, the church shall continue to partner with all religious groups, organizations and individual so as to proffer lasting peace in the society.
He added that the world is already faced with the crises of corona virus pandemic, bad governance, climate change, injustice and insecurity. He called on the young people to embrace peace for a better society. He also reiterated that religion should bind us together and not to bring division, he assured the team of his commitment towards building bridges of Peace and sustainable development.
Written by Emily Ranna Yinala
SELL communications officer