Lagos – The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Adewale Martins, on Tuesday urged Nigerians to live together peacefully and shun every act capable of polarising the country.
According to a statement in Lagos, Martins expressed deep concern about the discordant tunes and calls for disintegration by some youths in the country.
He urged the Federal Government to do everything possible to find a lasting solution to genuine agitations of the various ethnic groups in order to give everyone a sense of belonging.
“This country needs to be more united now than ever before.
“We must not trade the unity of this country for selfish motives, because we have much more binding us together than those that divide us.
“I believe that the genuine agitations by the various ethnic groups can be looked into by the Federal Government,’’ he said.
Martins said that this could be done with the intention of resolving the agitations amicably, without necessarily resorting to secession or blood-letting.
The archbishop also urged all Nigerians to be vigilant and pray for continued peace in the country.