By: Valentine Adese,
Plateau State Governor, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong has warned that his administration would not condone any act(s) of religious extremism , fundamentalism and hooliganism, that is aimed at threatening the freedom of other believers to worship God in their own way.
Governor Lalong, sounded this warning at the farewell Service organized for the 2018 intending Christian Pilgrims to Jerusalem at the Church Of Christ In Nations (COCIN) Headquarters in Jos on Thursday, 20th December, 2018.
Governor Lalong in his speech, which he personally delivered at the occasion, said his administration would continue to provide the enabling environment for believers to practice their religions without any hindrance.
Lalong said, “As a government, we will continue to provide the enabling environment for believers to practice their religion without let or hindrance. I must however sound a note of warning here, that government will not condone any act(s) of religious extremism, fundamentalism and hooliganism, which threatens the freedom of other believers to worship God in their own way.
“I therefore charge all faithful, irrespective of their religious or denominational differences to tolerate one another and ensure that their freedom of worship does not infringe on the freedom of others to worship as well.
“This I believe is the panacea for sustaining our hard-earn relative peace in the state.
It is on record that, Plateau state is sponsoring 1,707 pilgrims to Jerusalem this year and it is said to be the highest so far according to the National Christian Pilgrims Council (NCPC).