By Stanley Iwuoha
The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta says we need peaceful co-existence among the people of Nigeria to encourage to deploy telecom infrastructure that will enhance telecoms services delivery in all parts of the country.
Danbatta stated this at his last port of call to one of the leaders of Salafiyya Muslims in Kano state, Sheik Abdulwahab Abdallah on the evening of Sunday, October 25, 2020.
He charged the people of Kano Emirate to ensure peaceful co-existence in the area, saying that “With peaceful coexistence, we will achieve faster development across all the sectors of the economy, particularly by the telecoms investors.
The meeting marked the end of his two-day working visit to Kano State at the weekend.
During the visit to the cleric, he commended the Ahlussunnah Muslims for being at the forefront of ensuring a peaceful and harmonious relationship with other religious groups in the state.
The EVC reminded his host that the task of ensuring a peaceful nation is everybody’s business, adding that all socioeconomic activities can only thrive in an atmosphere of peace, tranquillity and harmony.
He charged the clerics to use their reverent positions as religious leaders to be promoters of peaceful intra and inter-faith coexistence in the state.
It would be recalled that the NCC boss started a two-day working visit to his home state on Saturday, October 24, 2020, during which he paid courtesy visits to prominent leaders in the state, including the Emir of Kano, Alh. Aminu Ado Bayero; and Emir of Bichi, Alh. Nasir Ado Bayero.
He also took message of hope to the leader of Kadiriyya Sufi Order, Sheikh Kariballah Nasiru Kabara at his residence and the Tijanniyah Sufi Order after which he met with business communities in the state.
The main objective of the two days working visit was to urge the people of the state, especially the traditional, religious and business leaders, to use their positions to continue to mobilise the people of the state toward supporting the Federal Government’s initiatives at ensuring peace and stability in the country.