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BILL TO ESTABLISH NATIONAL RELIGIOUS HARMONY COMMISSION PASSES SECOND READING IN SENATE

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The Senate has passed through second reading a bill to establish the National Religious Harmony Commission.

The proposed legislation seeks to establish the commission to serve as an intervention to promote religious tolerance, peace, and harmony in Nigeria.

The sponsor of the bill Senator Sadiq Umar explained that having realized the sensitive role religion plays in national security, peace, and harmony, it is important to promote inter-religious harmony and understanding because of the country’s history of religious intolerance.

He said the bill seeks to create an enabling environment for the peaceful coexistence of different religious beliefs within Nigeria as well as provide a forum for public enlightenment and dialogue.




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