Arewa Pastors’ Forum for Peace has described Katsina State as the best in the country in terms of religious tolerance.
The forum, led by its national president, Bishop Japeth Mbayo, gave the commendation on Wednesday in Katsina when they paid a courtesy visit to the deputy governor, Mannir Yakubu, in his office.
Mbayo said the conclusion was reached after the presentation of the Katsina State delegation made at the International Conference of the forum held in Yola, Adamawa State.
“When we heard the presentation, we were all highly impressed with the kind treatment the Katsina State government gives to the Christian community alongside other faiths without discrimination.
“There is no state in the country where you have such cohesion where the Christians and Muslims are living in harmony.”
In his remarks, the deputy governor thanked the delegation for the visit, saying the commendation will serve as a great impetus for the state government to continue to serve all citizens of the state irrespective of their faith or ethnic inclination.