The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, on Sunday warned Nigerian politicians against using their office for vengeance, saying they should “learn to forgive”.
According to him, if politicians and other citizens learn to forgive one another, there will be and development in the country.
Onaiyekan gave the warning while delivering his sermon at the thanksgiving mass organised in honor of the 70th birthday celebration of a businessman, Emeka Asoegwu, at St Rita’s Catholic Church in Lafia, Nasarawa State.
The thanksgiving mass was also used to raise funds for the St. Rita’s Church Foundation.
Referring to the miracle of turning water into wine by Jesus Christ at a wedding in Canaan as recorded in the Bible, he said wine was created “to cheer up our spirits but it should not be abused as the outcome of excessive drinking is never pleasant.”