A cleric, Rev. Franklin Ihemefor of African Episcopal Methodist Zion Church (AEMZC), Abuja, on Tuesday called on Nigerians to embrace the spirit of mercy and tolerance among one another for a united nation.
Ihemefor made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) while speaking on ways to build a united Nigeria.
He said that the prosperity of every nation was based on the unity and peaceful co-existence of its citizens.
“We should learn how to forgive and forget, show compassion and mercy to one another without any form of grouse.
“Nigerians are one people and this is what everyone should bear in mind to achieve a united Nigeria,’’ Ihemefor said.
The cleric also urged Nigerians to shun tribal or religious divides, adding that such attitudes had done the nation no good.
He said those still “flying ethnic colours should have a second thought because they are living in the Stone Age.’’
Ihemefor called on the National Orientation Agency (NOA) to intensify efforts at re-orienting the populace for a more acceptable attitude for a progressive nation.
The cleric expressed optimism in the indivisibility of the nation, saying that the era of divisive agitations was over.
According to him, we must forget those things that pull us apart but embrace those values that we share as one people. (NAN)