He tasked members of the clergy to deepen their prayers for the restoration of peace in the conflict zones.
He maintained that chieftaincy, land and other related conflicts continued to halt the region’s transformational agenda.
“I have always been talking and yearning for peace for Northern Region: we should take this opportunity to co-exist and make sure that we live in a peaceful environment.”
He lamented, “As I always say peace is not a commodity that can be bought from the market: we have to create that peaceful environment so I am urging everybody to understand and like each other.”
“Whenever there is that likeness there will be unity and when there is unity there will peace and when there is peace there will be development,” the minister observed.
Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Limuna nonetheless commended Muslim Clerics in the region for their civil conduct throughout the Ramadan period.
“I want to thank all the ulamah and the Muslim Clerics in northern region for letting us have a very peaceful Ramadan: I want to urge them to desist or run away from business as usual because there is this tendency, the moment the Ramadan passes people get back to their old deeds.”
He encouraged religious bodies in the region to actively participate in government’s development agenda.
He also implored members of the clergy to help government combat moral decadence associated with the youth.