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Olumakaiye tasks Nigerians on godliness

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Bishop of the Diocese of Lagos and Missioner, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Humphrey Olumakaiye, has called on Nigerians to live godly lives and make life worth living for people around them.

Ministering at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Lagos, yesterday, Olumakaiye also called on the leadership to return to the path of honesty, dignity of labour as well as selfless service, ensuring that they continue to meet the needs of the masses, making life worth living for every Nigerian.

While expressing optimism that Leah Sharibu, the abducted Christian girl, would continue to be under divine protection of God who would bring her out very soon, he called on every Nigerian to intensify efforts towards getting her released.

Meanwhile, Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis, has said that war often begins with the inability to accept the diversity of others, which fosters attitudes of aggrandisement and domination borne out of selfishness and pride, hatred and the desire to caricature, exclude and even destroy the other. The pope was speaking yesterday as the Catholic world marked the World Day of Peace and commemoration of Mary Mother of God.

Also, Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Alfred Martins, called on President, Muhammadu Buhari to give Christians in Nigeria, a sense of security and belonging as a lot of development had been pointing to the fact that Christians were not safe.He also made reference to Leah Sharibu, whose continued abduction should be a matter of concern for every Christian, Muslims and other faiths.

“We should be concerned that a citizen of this nation was abducted and when others were released, she was refused freedom simply because she professed Christian faith.

“Recently again, we learnt that some Christians were beheaded while others were released.“It is more problematic when we heard a civil servant such as the Chief Justice of Nigeria telling the entire nation that the constitution needed to be amended just for the case of introducing some elements of Sharia which gives Christians a lot of worry,” he said.

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