By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, has called on the Muslim faithful to use the period of the celebration of Eid-eI-Kabir, to pray for one indivisible Nigeria where peace, justice and fairness reign supreme.
Bishop Okafor who gave the admonition at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, Awka said he was one to identify with people irrespective of colour, religion, race or tongue.
He said, “I do not discriminate, after all, we are all created by one true God.
“I share in your celebration. Let us use this period to ask ourselves pertinent questions; questions that will put us on the right footing. Questions that will make us live together in peace and oneness. Questions that will make us love and cherish one another.”
While calling for a peaceful co-existence among all religions, the Cleric urged Nigerians to always shun mudslinging, religious fanaticism, campaign of calumny, hate speeches and acts capable of heating up the polity.
He further used the medium to welcome back President Muhammad Buhari back to the country after his 10-day vacation in London.
Similarly, the Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, Umar has used the occasion to assure residents of the state of improved security adding that the command has zero tolerance for crime.