Immediate past President of the Senate , Senator David Mark has again canvassed for a peaceful, harmonious and United Nigeria where brotherly love reigns amongst the citizens.
In his goodwill message to Nigerians marking this year’s Easter celebrations in Abuja , he maintained that such virtues as religious tolerance and good neighbourliness are strategic for peaceful coexistence and meaningful development.
To achieve the goals, Senator Mark urged Nigerians to respect the sanctity of the constitution which prescribes freedom of worship in which every citizen can uphold and practice his or her chosen faith any where without molestation.
The former President of the Senate noted: ” the situation in Nigeria today calls for trust and confidence building between and among different religious groups which only religious tolerance and harmonious relationship amongst citizens in the country can cure.”
Such issues like the various ethno- religious conflicts, he stressed retards growth and development.
Senator Mark therefore implored the clergymen to inculcate in their followers the time- tested virtues of our faith anchored on love, sacrifice , forgiveness and good neighbourliness which the Lord Jesus Christ symbolizes.
He told Christian faithful to remember the less privileged in the society especially hundreds of thousands of our country men and women now in various Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps across the country displaced from their homes on account of so many violent crisis.
He also urged government at all levels to put necessary machinery in motion to create an enabling environment for citizens to engage in productive ventures needed to assist the ailing economy out of the woods.
Senator Mark was optimistic that the economic and socio-political challenges at the moment could be a blessing in disguise as it may be the needed tonic to compel the nation to diversify the economy for good.
For good governance and ultimate meaningful development, he urged the three arms of government, the Executive, the Judiciary and the Legislature to close ranks and work for the common good of the citizenry.
Media Assistant to Senator David Mark