Posted by: africanpressorganization | 19 December 2012

WCC and RABIIT express sadness over the death of Kaduna’s governor



WCC and RABIIT express sadness over the death of Kaduna’s governor


GENEVA, Switzerland, December 19, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On hearing of the death of the Governor of Kaduna State, Nigeria, in a helicopter crash on Saturday 15 December, His Royal Highness Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad and the World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed their sadness at the news.

The two international religious leaders had met Governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa in May 2012, when they were co-leading a joint Christian-Muslim delegation to Nigeria, co-sponsored by the WCC and the Royal Jordanian Aal Al-Bayt Institute (RABIIT).

The delegation had visited Kaduna as part of its mission to express concern on behalf of the international community in regard to the people of Nigeria in view of the present level of inter-communal violence.

The group had been warmly welcomed to Kaduna by Governor Yakowa, and both His Royal Highness Prince Ghazi and Tveit were made very aware of the commitment by the governor to the work of peace-building between Muslims and Christians, particularly in Kaduna State.

They commented, “We were very saddened by this tragic news. It is to be hoped that the good work which Governor Yakowa had begun will be able to be continued under his successor. Our condolences and prayers are with his family.”



World Council of Churches (WCC)


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