Bishop Audu said the appeal has become important due to lingering security challenges in some parts of Nigeria
Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Lafia, Nasarawa State, Matthew Audu has called on Nigerians to preach the gospel of peace, unity and love.
He made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia adding that this would help the country to overcome its security challenges and achieve speedy development.
Bishop Audu said the appeal has become important due to lingering security challenges in some parts of Nigeria.
The Bishop said "Our role as religious leaders is to preach the good news to the people and to ensure that peace and unity is sustained in the states and in Nigeria at large.
No meaningful development can be achieved in any society where there is no peace; peace is priceless and is non-negotiable.
The security challenges facing the state (Nasarawa) and some parts of the country have affected our lives and socio-economic development.
I want to call on all Nigerians to continue to preach peace, unity, love and tolerance as demonstrated in the Scriptures.
If there is peace, unity, love and tolerance among Nigerians, the security challenges facing the state and the country will be a thing of the past.
“I also want to call on Nigerians to intensify their prayers for their peaceful co-existence and the development of the country for the benefit of all,” Ishaya said.