The Chairman, Board of National Patrons, National Association of Catholic Corps Members(NACC), Chief Austin Edeze,has said Nigeria would be better if Nigerians lived in harmony irrespective of ethnicity . Edeze told newsmen on Saturday during the 80th meeting of NACC’ s National Board of Patron held at the Pastoral Institute Hostel, Ibadan, and the Oyo State capital. Edeze charged Nigerians to embrace peaceful co-existence like it is been enjoyed by NACC family house, which had ensured unity among its members irrespective of their various ethnic groups.
“Let me tell you that in NACC family houses across the country, members live together, eat from the same pot and pray together, not minding where they hailed from. “If Nigeria was like NACC family house, I am very sure there will be no problem at all, “he said. Edeze, who said NACC was established to cater for the unity of corps members, likewise improve their faith, urged the corps members to be wary of temptations.
Similarly, Lady Philomena Ezekiel, the National Treasurer, who hailed from Imo State, said the board and the association had since inception recorded tremendous achievement. “We have ensured unity and comfortability among members. We have also organised several religious activities for members to improve their faith,” he said.
Chief Anthony Mbanefo, also a Patron called on Catholic members to support the board and association in actualising the objectives of the association. Also, Henry Okeke, the NACC National President said that in spite of the challenges of the association, it had fostered unity among them, likewise strengthen them in defence of their faith. The programme was attended by Patrons across the 36 states, NACC National Executive members and hosts of Catholic corps members. NACC would hold its 22nd National Convention at the Seat of Wisdom Major Seminary, Owerri in Imo State from July 22 to 26.