Nigerians have been urged to keep the peace by practising religious tolerance.
Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor OFR has made an important appeal to Nigerians.
Vanguard reports that the former Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) President is advising everyone to be united.
Speaking at a book launch, Oritsejafor who is also the Senior Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church, highlighted the importance of religious tolerance in the country.
In his words, “If there has ever been a time for the unity of the church, it’s now. We can’t afford to stay away from each other because the church is one.”
Referring to John Chapter 17, when Jesus said ‘That we all be one’ five times, Oritsejafor said, “We do things that we shouldn’t do to each other in the name of religion but what we don’t seem to realise is that we are weakening the church.
“We use all sorts of media platforms including social media and available means to write and pull down each other even to the extent of destroying each other. Looking at all these, I wonder, if we don’t read Bible anymore.”
“There are places we ought to have one voice but we end up having up to 3 different voices. With all these, we don’t have the strength to face the challenges that are coming against the church. The church is getting weaker every day.”
This was all said at the launch of Dame Jane Ejueyitchie-Oroye’s book, titled ”The Old and the New: Ten Decades of Our Saviour’s Church(1911–2011), at Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, NIIA, Lagos.
Ejueyitchie-Oroye is a renowned educationist and administrator. She is also a former Principal of Queens’ College, Lagos.