Obi of Onitsha Calls for Tolerance, Mutual Respect Across Ethnic, Religious Divisions

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BY NNAMDI OSELOKA in Awka•

The Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe has tasked Nigerians to be tolerant and have mutual respect for one another, irrespective of religious and ethnic differences.

He said the major thing required by humanity, as children of God is to find out the purpose of God’s creation and why God created us in the first instance.

Achebe who spoke on Tuesday at his palace in Onitsha when a team of Pastors from the The Redeemed Christian Church of God (TRCCG), Province of Distinction, Onitsha, led by its Provincial Pastor, Pastor Robert Joshua Igbo paid him a courtesy call, said as children of God whose all religions end up with God, we must love and respect fellow humans, whether we are blacks or whites, Christians or non-Christians.

“We should not fight ourselves. Christianity is derived from Christ. We should maintain peace at all times. We are all children of God and we must respect God and our fellow beings,” the Monarch said.

Earlier, Pastor Igbo who was accompanied by Pastor Emmanuel Eyiuche in-charge of Covenant Zone and other zonal pastors under the Province of Distinction explained that they decided to pay the courtesy visit on Achebe to inform him that the Onitsha Province had just been established in his domain.

Igbo who presented a gift item to Achebe, further told him that their visit was in line with the Biblical injunction which states that “we should pray for our leaders at all time so that they will be righteous an d we will rejoice”.

Pastor Igbo, who used the visit to congratulate Achebe for his on-going birthday ceremony, said they would soon storm the palace for a free eye-test and one-day crusade.

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