OrderPaperToday -The former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has once again advocated for good neighbourliness, fairness and justice as the necessary ingredients for peaceful coexistence amongst Nigerians.
Mark noted that regardless of ethnic or religious differences, “we must learn to live together as a people with common destiny and purpose.”
According to the lawmaker, there is hope for a better future if “…we cultivate and imbibe the virtues of love, honesty and being our brother’s keeper at all times.”
Senator Mark spoke at a Thanksgiving Church Service to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the demise of his father, Chief Mark Aikwuta Ahubi-Mark, at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Otukpo, Benue State.
His father passed away in 1998 and he was unable to attend his father’s burial because he had been exiled from the country.
In a statement released by his media aide, Paul Mummeh, the Senator urged Nigerians to crave for peace and justice as an essential condition for coexisting happily.
In memory of his late father, he announced that the family would create a scholarship foundation to train Catholic Priests and Reverend Sisters, in order to help propagate the Gospel and make the society a better place for all.
A couple of weeks ago, Senator Mark and his family donated a building to the St. Augustine Catholic Church, Otukpo. Cardinal John Onaiyekan Archbishop of Catholic Diocese of Abuja and his Otukpo counterpart, Bishop Michael Apochi, were present to dedicate the Church.
In his homily, Reverend Father Philimon Agbo urged leaders at all levels to make the people the centre of their policies and programmes, and to leave a legacy of good service to humanity.