The Speaker of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey, has identified tolerance and love for one another, as requisite ingredients that will foster unity and growth in the church and society.
The Speaker who worshipped at Christ the King Cathedral, Uyo for the Dedication of the remodeled church building, said that it is only in the atmosphere of peace, love and understanding for each other, that the society will be liberated from hate, crime and other societal vices.
The Lawmaker while lauding the church administrators and parishioners for their sacrifices which resulted in the timely completion of the church remodeling project, also admonished faithful on selfless service and sincerity in their daily endeavour.
Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey who described himself as a devotee of the Catholic faith, revealed that his Christian life began from the Catholic fold and pledged to continually support the church in other projects.
While expressing happiness over the growth of the church, the Speaker called on leaders and members of the church to continually uphold the tenets of the Catholic faith which he said is based on truth.
Earlier in his homily, the Catholic Bishop of Uyo, His Lordship, Most Rev. (Dr.) John Ayah called on Christians to cultivate the act of kindness and forgiveness, saying God will grant long life as a reward to those who serve Him diligently.