Independence Day : Amb. Omini calls for peace, unity of Nigeria
The Founder of the Global Initiative For Harmony in Nigeria, Amb. (Mrs) Omini Elizabeth, made the call at the 58th Independence Day Interdenominational Church Service at National Christian Centre, Abuja.
Amb. (Mrs.) Omini Elizabeth, Founder (GHIN)
In her statement during press interview, the National harmony advocate, urged both Christian and Moslem faithful in the country to embrace peace and love for unity of the country as they celebrate Independence day.
Omini, also urged Christians and Muslims to emulate teachings stated inside the two holy books- Quran and Bible concerning loving your neighbours as yourself.
“My advice to both Christians and Muslims is to love one another. Love your neighbours as thyself. All that have spoken today centred on one word “love” because if you love your neighbour, you can not harm him and that’s the only way to shun violence and usher in peace and unity and prosperity in Nigeria” .
Amb. Omini also asked Nigerians to support whoever emerges as a winner in any election and to respect people in authority as each holy books dictates.
“Nigerians should put heads together to support whoever emerges as winner to lead us. The two holy books urge us to obey and respect our leaders and those whom God has put in authority over us. We can only pray for God’s direction for them”.
Some dignitaries also at the church service.
The event was well attended.
Prominent dignitaries also present included: Vice President and the Wife, Dolapo Osinbajo, Mrs. Beatrice Ekwueme, wife of former Vice President, Victoria Aguyi Ironsi, wife of former Head of State, Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Head of Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, and former Head of Service, Ama Pepple, Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Naval Staff etc
Special prayers were offered for the progress of Nigeria and for God’s grace to enable Nigerians elect people with his fear and respect in preparation for the 2019 general election.
One hundred and twenty trumpets were blown in honour of fallen Nigerian heroes.
Pamela Ogwata Reporting.