CHOGM, an Avenue to Share Our Values - Cleric

( [email protected] ) Dec 04, 2003 09:19 AM EST

The Executive National Coordinator of the Muslim/Christian Inter-Faith Mediation Centre, Mohammed Nurayn Ashafa, has described the hosting of the Commonwealth Meeting in Nigeria as an avenue to share our cultural and moral values with other countries.

Ashafa who made this remarks at the Commonwealth Peoples Forum on Monday in Abuja, said "we surely believe it is an avenue to see more of Nigerian cultures and appreciate our values and potentials.

"As developing country, we need to rob minds with the developed countries and look at how we can foster our strength, to raise voice and memo and other important information that will help them take decisions," he said.

Groups representing religious faiths at the event include the Justice Development and Peace Commission of the Catholic Church; the Inter-Faith Mediation Centre and Foundation of Muslims Women of Nigeria (FOMWAN), represented by Hajiya Bilkisu Yusuf, among others.