COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS AGAINST SEGREGATION INTENSIFIED
Some Christian Leaders in Enugu State have called for collaborative efforts in abolition of caste system in various parts of the country especially in Igbo communities. Expressing satisfaction with the abolition of Ohu and Amadi segregation in Ozalla, Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State, the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, the Most Reverend Callistus Onaga, Chairman Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Enugu State, Bishop Godwin Madu and the Methodist Archbishop of Enugu Diocese, the Most Reverend Christopher Edeh condemned segregation in all its ramifications and noted that it had hampered development in various communities.
For the Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province and Bishop of Enugu Anglican Communion, the Most Reverend Emmanuel Chukwuma, people should abandon fetish practices since Christianity had abolished them. The Traditional ruler Umuanee Ozalla, Igwe Crescent Okafor, the
President General, Ozalla Development Union, Chief Afam Ani and Mr Dan Nwomeh encouraged other communities in Igbo land not to relent in championing the struggle for the abolition of segregation in their communities. The church leaders at an interdenominational service, prayed for peace and progress of the country and sustenance of the abolition of segregation in Ozalla Community.
The event was witnessed by a former Minister, Professor Barth Nnaji and the former Governor of old Anambra State, Chief Jim Nwobodo among others.