Nigeria: Anglican Bishop Preaches Detribalised Nigeria

By Igho Oyoyo, Leadership – The Bishop of Abuja, Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh, has called for a united and detribalised Nigeria for the nation to grow and developed to its desired height in the face of the challenges confronting it.

Okoh, the Archbishop of Abuja and Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), made this call during the official flag-off of the 25th anniversary celebration of the church.

He said that the challenges affecting the nation, which is currently affecting the church is the issue of tribalism and the absence of unity.

According to the clergyman, the issue of unity in Nigeria is what the church has taken upon itself to teach the people during its anniversary celebration, highlighting the church’s desire to unite Nigerians in churches and make the issue of tribalism less attractive.

“You will agree with me that we are in a country where we are not really united. If we are truly united, Nigeria would have made much progress. So, we want to emphasise it, we want to teach it and we want to make everybody accept it and give it as a gift to the nation and anybody who has gone through the teaching would have no difficulties in relating with anybody from any part of Nigeria.

“The church in Nigeria should look at issues like this, particularly in relation to nation building. They should look at what the role of the individual members of the church in finding solution to the challenges we have as a country and as a church.

“We are looking at, in the next 25 years, we expect that we make better contribution to nation building, better contribution to the lives of our people, not only to increase the numbers of Christians.

Categories: Church & Ministries

About Author

Write a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*