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Group seeks national unity, bemoan fragile nationhood


George Omaku Ehusani

Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN) also known as Caritas Nigeria has launched a Lenten guide booklet titled, “Nigeria And The Quest For National Unity,” bemoaning the deepening disunity amongst Nigerians. The Church said the booklets are expected to guide faithful as the church begins her forty days fasting.

Executive Director, Lux Terra Leadership Foundation, Rev. Fr. George Ehusani during the launch yesterday in Abuja, stated that failure of leadership and governance, absence of critical nation building values and chronically skewed mindset of the average Nigerian are the real issues in the country. Lamenting that the unity of Nigeria is once again seriously compromised by deep crevices that appear along ethnic and religious lines, he noted that beside the mega challenge of terrorist insurgency in some parts of the country, secessionist agitations and the marauding Fulani Herdsmen, there is widespread discontent over the leadership in Nigeria.

According to him, the starting point of any serious restructuring program in Nigeria should be for us to tell the politicians who have done nothing good in the country that enough is enough. He stated that for a stable, peaceful and harmonious nation to emerge, consensus must be reached on shared values, principles and norms, galvanising sense of national cohesion, consolidating on national identity and sense of common purpose. He urged Nigerians to peacefully coexist with mutual understanding for the growth and development of the country.

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