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Anyim, Clark preach godliness, tolerance, love

By Adamu Abuh and Matthew Ogune, Abuja
03 January 2022   |   3:28 am
Erstwhile President of the Senate, Anyim Pius Anyim, has charged Nigerians to key into the promises of God in 2022 and stand firm to rescue Nigeria.

Anyim Pius Anyim

Erstwhile President of the Senate, Anyim Pius Anyim, has charged Nigerians to key into the promises of God in 2022 and stand firm to rescue Nigeria.

In his New Year message, titled “2022 offers us new hope and fresh opportunities,” Anyim lamented that the economic crisis in 2021 showed in inflation, unemployment, under-employment, job losses, weak naira and general low earning capacities that brought Nigerians face to face with threat to their very survival.

He said the outgone year was a combination of natural disasters and man-made crisis which put Nigeria and the citizens through very challenging life tests that stretched their endurance to the limits.

Regretting that insecurity, which many citizens had wished would abate, got a resurgence in 2021 and compounded the already difficult life for most Nigerians, Ayim maintained that COVID-19 made a devastating comeback in other variants that shrank social and economic interactions further, and retarded the initial modest economic recoveries made after the first pandemic in 2019.

BESIDES, elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, yesterday, enjoined Nigerians to imbibe tolerance and love.

In a 2022 goodwill message, he said the call was to ensure unity and cohesion among Nigerians.

The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), who mourned the late South African freedom fighter, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, stressed the need to address the security challenges besetting the country.

“Every Nigerian irrespective of religion or ethnicity should love thy neighbour as thyself and as equal citizens with equal rights void of envy and hatred,” he advised.