Tribalism holding back Nigeria warns Okoh

Tribalism remains the greatest threat to the integrity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, warns Archbishop Nicholas Okoh.

Tribalism remains the greatest threat to the integrity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Primate of the Church of Nigeria, the Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh told delegates attending the 25th anniversary celebration of the Diocese of Abuja last week. Archbishop Okoh, the Primate of All Nigeria said: “The challenge facing the nation, which is also affecting the Church, is the issue of tribalism, the absence of unity. You will agree with me that, today we have a country but we are not united, if we are united, our country would have made much progress,” he said. One of the church’s goals was to foster a sense of identity greater than tribe – as Christians and as Nigerians. “In the Church, we want to teach it, emphasise it, make everybody accept it, and give it as a gift to the nation, so that anybody who has gone through teaching of the Church will have no difficulty in relating with people from any part of the country,” he said on 18 October 2014.

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