Awka -The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, has urged Nigerians to be passionate about one another irrespective of tribe and religion.
Speaking during his Easter chat with newsmen in Awka on Thursday, Ezeokafor called on Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of peaceful coexistence by emulating Jesus Christ who lived His life in service to humanity.
The bishop said that human beings had sinned and were in need of mercy but reiterated that they must be willing to forgive and be merciful to one another.
“The message of salvation is about mercy; Jesus mission to earth is about mercy, God showed humanity mercy even when we do not deserve it.
“We must help those who are weak in their faith and provide relief for brothers and sisters who are hungry, naked and other forms of existential pain as well as burying the dead.
“We have prayed during this lent, we have fasted too but we must continue to show mercy and love to one another.
“We must forgive ourselves and be ready to forgive others; as a matter of fact, we all are sinners in need of mercy and to obtain mercy, we must show mercy to others,” he said.
Ezeokafor bemoaned the state of the Nigerian economy and urged the Federal Government to diversify the export basket by developing other sectors.
also urged greater attention to agriculture, saying a nation that cannot feed itself is headed for doom.
He wished the people a happy Easter season and prayed for a more united and prosperous Nigeria. (NAN)