The Interfaith Mediation Centre, (IMC) has urged Nigerians to exercise restraint, eschew sentiments and work towards a united progressive country where all will have a sense of belonging.
The Co- Executive Directors of IMC, Pastor James Wuye and Imam Muhammad Ashafa made the call while addressing a press conference on the need for a united Nigeria, in Kaduna on Saturday.
The directors noted the need for citizens to put the country first, notwithstanding the various difficulties and challenges they were currently facing.
“We implore leaders to explore our rich and diverse potentials and think of strategies that will lead to transformation and development.’’
The clerics decried the high insecurity in the country and called on the government to take proactive steps to stem the tide.
They further called on the Federal Government to as a matter urgency, convene a national dialogue with a well-defined agenda to address the challenges confronting the country.
“A national dialogue is the way out of the present socio-political quagmire threatening the corporate existence of the country.’’
They urged Nigerians to see the prevailing situation in the country as an opportunity to lend their voices to the call for unity and tolerance.