1 Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River on Saturday said that Humanity was the greatest religion on earth because it preaches love, kindness and unity.
2 Ayade stated this during the kick off of the grand finale of the 2019 Calabar Carnival which has the theme “Humanity”.
3 “As we leave here today, if we don’t learn anything let us learn that humanity is the greatest religion.
5 “Whether you are rich, poor, tall, short, black or white; humanity does not know the difference because it breaks all barriers,” he said.
7 “When God created man, he created him to be equal and peaceful but in the course of man’s existence in the world, he has become animalistic.
8 “I speak with a lot of agony, melancholy, frustration and pain because when God created mankind, he created us in his own image; he created man for the beauty of the world.
9 “He gave his only begotten son to die for us, but in the course of man’s habitation on earth, man has deviated completely. Man has gradually become more animalistic and animals have become more human,” he said.
12 Onah said that Calabar Carnival has become a true platform for cultural diplomacy and a way of changing lives through cultural performances and display.
13 According to him, the carnival has become a village where communities, states and other countries come together during the Christmas season for fun, tourism and cultural display.
17 Edited by: Ismail Abdulaziz