The President Vision Africa International, Bishop Sunday Onuoha has advocated that the idea of “my state of origin” should be abolished to enable Nigeria reach its land of El-dorado.
Bishop Onuoha, who is also the Co-Chair Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace, made this known, Monday, when he hosted the Muslim community in Abia State, in a bid to make the Eid-el-Fitr celebration memorable; pointed out that the nation will not thrive and get to its promised land unless Nigeria abolishes state of origin.
The Methodist Bishop who also revealed that “state of origin” does not exist in the United States of America, decried that many leaders attach the issue of religion to a matter of public interest, which according to him cause brawls, fights, hatred among Nigerians.
He expressed worries over the present plights of the Almajiris and alleged maltreatment meted to them; insisting that pushing them to other states is not a better option.
Bishop Onuoha seized the opportunity to congratulate the Muslim faithful for a successful Eid-el-Fitr celebration.
Speaking also, the Chairman, Abia State Christian Association of Nigeria, Emmanuel Agomou assured the Muslims of their security in Abia state and advised them not to bring Almajiris to Abia. He urged them to adhere strictly to all health protocols to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Responding, the Chief Imam of Muslims in Abia state Sheik Aliyu Ukaiwo, the Jewish leader, Arabia Shimo Kefa, Hajia Yusuf Aishatu Abubakar appreciated Bishop Onuoha for bringing every religion under one umbrella, adding that it will further expand bonding.
Respectively, they pointed out that peace is the secret of success, lauding Bishop Onuoha on his move to ensure a peaceful Nigeria and an unruffled global village.
The Muslim leaders called for religious tolerance and the need to live at peace with one another.
The event which also availed the visitors the opportunity to share their views live on Vision Africa Radio attracted the presence of many Muslim leaders.