…Harps on Equity, Fairness, Fetes Over 5,00 Destitute
The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, has tasked the government of Nigeria to always apply the principle of equity and fairness in its approach to issues of national concern.
Bishop Ezeokafor who stated this at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, Awka while delivering Easter message, said President Mohammadu Buhari’s two-day visit to Lagos state to commission a bus-stop on Christian’s most important days was a huge slap on Nigerian Christians.
The Cleric said those who advised the president to embark on such trip on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday respectively, advised him wrongly, stressing that the said trip could have been undertaken after the Easter celebration or any other time.
He said Christianity and Islam were the two major religion in Nigeria and should be accorded equal respect and recognition by the powers that be, not giving preferential treatment to one to the detriment of the other.
Bishop Ezeokafor noted that the MaundyThursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday were days Christians concentrated on what they believed gave them salvation, even as he described Easter as the greatest feast in the Christendom.
He admonished President Muhammadu Buhari to treat every section of the country equally irrespective of religious sentiments.
Also in another development, Bishop Ezeokafor celebrated Easter for the downtrodden and indigent irrespective of their religious affiliations.