Minister tasks media professionals on peace

By The Citizen

The Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Bala Mohammed, has charged Nigerian media professionals to promote peaceful co-existence and unity of the country.

Speaking in Abuja at the weekend during the eighth yearly Ramadan Public Lecture, entitled 'Islam in a Multi-Religious Society,' organised by the Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN), Mohammed warned that without peace, no nation could achieve much development or even practise religion as enshrined in the holy books.

The minister, who was represented by his Chief Press Secretary, Muhammad Hazat Sule, admonished Muslim faithful to use the holy month for spiritual re-dedication and to spread the spirit of love, selflessness, sacrifice, patience and modesty.

Noting that Ramadan is a period of spiritual rejuvenation, he urged Muslims to follow the injunctions of Allah and the teachings of Prophet Muhammed during and after the period, by showing compassion, mercy and kindness to others, irrespective of religion.