John Cardinal Onaiyekan and other members of NIREC during the Fourth Quarter Meeting of the Interreligious Council in Abuja Nigeria. Credit: ACI Africa

Christian Leaders in Nigeria Appeal for Good Governance to Restore Hope in the Country

Dec 9, 2023

Good governance is crucial in restoring hope in Nigeria, members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have said.

Members of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders in Nigeria Demand Arrest, Prosecution of Pastor's Killers

Oct 8, 2021

The Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) is calling on the security agents in the West African nation to ensure that those behind the Pastor Yohanna Shuaibu are arrested and charged.

“Shocked, disturbed, saddened”: Christian Leaders in Nigeria Following Killing of Farmers

Dec 8, 2020

Christian leaders in Nigeria have, in a collective statement circulated Sunday, December 6, expressed their shock and sorrow following last month’s killing of dozens of rice farmers in Borno State, located within the country’s Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri.

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto Diocese, Nigeria.

It is Genocide Indeed, Nigerian Bishop Says of Increased Killings

Aug 7, 2020

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria’s Diocese of Sokoto has likened the increased killings of Nigerian Christians by Fulani herdsmen who also target Muslims in the west African country to genocide, a statement that concurs with a recently published report in the United Kingdom (UK) that suggests unfolding genocide in Nigeria.

Members of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC).

“Take security as a top priority for every Nigerian,” Religious Leaders Tell Government

Aug 5, 2020

Disturbed by the state of insecurity in Africa’s most populous country, members of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) have called on the government to prioritize the security of its citizens.

Logo Cardinal Onaiyekan Foundation for Peace (COFP).

Faith Communities to Prioritize “lifting hope of our people”: Religious Leaders in Nigeria

Jul 17, 2020

Religious leaders in Nigeria have, at the virtual Faith Leaders’ Dialogue Forum organized by Cardinal Onaiyekan Foundation for Peace (COFP) in partnership with Faith for Peace Initiative (FPI), underscored the need for “Faith and Inter-faith communities” to collaborate and give hope to citizens of the West African nation amid COVID-19 challenges.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese.

"Social distancing does not mean neglecting God, neighbors": Nigerian Prelate

Jul 6, 2020

In the face of COVID-19 restrictions still in place in many parts of the world, including social distancing, a Catholic Prelate in Nigeria has cautioned against the temptation to neglect God and neighbor in the name of practicing the physical distance directive.