Mark Calls For Religious Harmony In Nigeria

senate_president__david_mark 600Senate President Senator David Mark has renewed his call for religious harmony among different religious groups in the country saying that Nigeria must be the first in all we do .

“What is good for a Christian is also good for a Muslim. At the National Assembly, we make laws for the good of all citizens and not for a section or region. All our actions are guided by national interests and the fear of God”,Senator Mark stated.

Speaking at a special church service on Monday to mark the 10th anniversary of St. Thomasmore Catholic Chaplaincy, National Assembly, Abuja today, Senator Mark counseled Nigerians to abhor religious or ethnic sentiments but to see each other in the image of the almighty creator.

“We know that this is a circular nation and we are conscious of that. But more importantly, we must learn to pray for the nation and her leaders for wisdom and God’s direction to lead alright. Whatever we do , let us put God first”, the Senate President stressed.

He praised the Archbishop of the Catholic Diocese of Abuja John Cardinal Onaiyekan and the Sultan of Sokoto His Eminence Saad Abubakar 111 for promoting religious harmony and enjoined them not to rest on their oars until peace and unity is restored in all parts of Nigeria.

Senator Mark was optimistic that with the cooperation and collective will of the people , religious differences or crisis associated with it would be a thing of the past.

In his Homily, the Arcbishop of Abuja Catholic Diocese, Cardinal Onaiyekan urged Nigerians to love and see one another as the creation of the same almighty God.

He reminded Nigerians of the efficacy of prayers as a binding force, pointing out that religious fanatics are ill-informed.

Onaiyekan implored the National Assembly to continue to be guided by national unity in their legislations so that no section or group would feel marginalized.

Before the celebration of the Holy Mass , the Arcbishop paid a courtesy call on the President of the Senate where both leaders harped on peaceful co-existence between and among Nigerians.

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