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Lack of peace shortening life expectancy – Cleric

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The Executive Secretary, Plateau Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Rev. Fr. George Gorap, has said that life expectancy has reduced globally due to a lack of peace.

Mr Gorap said this while receiving a delegation of the National Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, in Jos on Thursday.

He stated that world peace has drastically reduced which he said was endangering the society.

“Life expectancy has reduced due to lack of peace in Nigeria and the world at large.

“The global peace index which was released recently and indicated that world peace has drastically dropped and the world has become less peaceful every year and this is endangering the society,” he said.

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Mr Gorap stated that pilgrimage was an important aspect of Christian life and one of the major platforms for peace-building, a call to prayer for unity and oneness of faith, respect for human life and peaceful co-existence.

He said that pilgrimage could transform the human person for the good of the society as it draws people closer to God and could contribute to the peace that the society was in need of,

Mr Gorap while admonishing Christians to value the importance of pilgrimage, said that the journey was aimed at building faith, spiritual transformation, moral soundness and facilitating our preparedness for our final heavenly journey to God.

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He tasked journalists to be objective in their reportage and write after thorough research and investigation.

Earlier, the state chairperson, NAWOJ, Nene Dung, while commending the executive secretary for lifting the board to greater heights, stated that NAWOJ was established to promote and advocate the rights of female journalists, vulnerable women and less privileged.

Mrs Dung enjoined the board to always consider women during its activities.

“We applaud the efforts and the demonstration of the sense of responsibility by the Executive Secretary of this Board in lifting this place to greater heights within a short period, but we also see the need for a gender-sensitive representation when it comes to some activities, this will boost our morale,” she said.

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