By Luminous Jannamike, Abuja
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, His Grace the Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, has insisted that Nigeria’s social and ethnic differences are not a mistake but a divine arrangement.
According to him, God designed the national life of the country to be characterized by cooperation rather than competition between the different socio-cultural units in Nigeria.
He said so on Sunday while preaching a sermon at the Church of the Archangels in Gaduwa, Abuja.
He said: “We come from different social and ethnic backgrounds, but that God made us live together is by no means a mistake.
“Even after more than 100 years of unification and 62 years of national independence, we should not consider ourselves strangers.
*Our national life should be a journey of cooperation rather than competition, a movement from conflict to community, from hostility to hospitality, and from consumption to production.”
Consequently, Kaigama urged Nigerians to resist any temptation to become easy tools of violence and agents of chaos.
“We should stand firm in our moral convictions and in our absolute dependence on God,” he warned.