The Bishop of the Agege Diocese of The African Church, Lagos province, Rt. Rev. Akin Ajayi, has urged Nigerians to leave together in peace.
Ajayi at his enthronement service at the Saviour’s Cathedral, Agege, urged those calling for secession to forget the idea.
He also stressed the need for people of different religions to tolerate one another, saying this would help the country to move forward.
“We should not be talking about secession now; we should be talking about unity. We should come together and discuss how to remain stronger as a country.
“People of all religions should learn to tolerate each other. There is the need for people of all tribes to understand each other. We also must intensify our prayers for the country.
“It will be easier for us to stay together in unison if we believe in God. Muslims and Christians serve the same God. The earlier we realise this, the better for us,” Ajayi said.
The cleric also charged the service chiefs to solve the security challenges facing the country.
He said, “Our leaders must also have the fear of God. The new service chief must take charge; they have the capabilities to solve the security challenges in the country.”