By Henry Umoru, Abuja
SENATE President, David Mark has warned those involved in massive killing and destruction of property not to play God, just as he urged Nigerians to leave vengeance to God.
The Senate President who also advised religious leaders and followers across the country not to see the present security challenge as a religious conflict, however urged them to seek God’s intervention because no one can fight for God.
Speaking yesterday during a funeral service for late Lady Hannah Ugboyibo Chukwudozie held at the St. Peters Anglican Church, Ubahu, Okija, Anambra State, Senator Mark assured that the nation’s trying times would be overcome only when Nigerians trust God for supernatural intervention in the matter.
He said, “we must learn from our past civil strife which left Nigeriabackward economically and politically”.
The Senate President who admonished the citizenry on the need to live in harmony with one another, stressed, “we must learn from our past mistakes, everything that happens, God has a purpose for it. It could be a test of our faith. This trying times i am sure would soon be over.
”No matter our challenges, we must leave the fight for God and believe in ourself as a nation.”
He however extoled the virtues of late Lady Hannah Ugoyibo Chukwudozie for her exemplary life of service to community, humanity and to God, saying her death was a great loss and an irreparable one indeed.
In his homily, the Primate of the Anglican Church,Nigeria, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh implored Nigerians to tolerate each other in their day to day activities, adding that peaceful co-existence is a panacea to frictions in the land.
The clergyman eulogized the late Ugoyibo for her commitment to the peace and progress of the society especially her immediate community.