-Speaks on the Need to Live in Peace
The Catholic Bishops of the Lagos Ecclesiastical Province has urged Nigerians to take proactive measures to boost their personal immunity against Covid-19 pandemic in the world, adding that there is a need for every citizen and resident of Nigerian to live in peace and harmony to enhance development.
This was made known in a communique issued after their meeting at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Maryland, Lagos on Thursday 28th January 2021, signed by the Secretary of the association, Bishop of Ijebu-Ode, Most Rev. Francis Obafemi Adesina and co-signed by the President, Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins.
“We further urge the populace to take proactive measures to boost their personal immunity against the virus. At the same time, they should have recourse to the almighty and merciful God in prayer to bring a speedy end to the coronavirus pandemic in our world.
“It is our sincere hope and ardent prayer that the new service chiefs, like the proverbial new broom, will bring new vigour and vision into the war against insecurity that currently bedevils every nook and cranny of our nation. They should see that task as the reason for their appointment, and prosecute it with all the necessary human and material resources to bring a speedy end to the insecurity in our land.
“We advocate for more dialogues amongst the various ethnic groups as a way of living in peace and unity with the hope that such meetings would actually result in mutual respect and the security of lives and properties.” The statement reads in part.