As people all over the world look forward to the Valentine’s Day, popularly called Lovers’ Day, on Friday, February, 14, an Anglican Cleric has advised observers of the Day, especially youths, to shun sinful acts on that day, such as fornication, adultery, homosexuality, lesbianism, robbery and the like.
Rev. Canon Kingsley Nwosu, the Parish Priest of Umuelem Parish in the Orlu Diocese, said that people should rather make morality and godliness top priority.
The priest, who spoke to Christian Voice, recently, enjoined Christians to emulate the sacrifices made by St. Valentine in stabilizing homes by joining already co-habiting couples into holy wedlock, at the risk of his life.
Also speaking, the Chief Press Secretary to the member representing Ideato- North in the Imo State House of Assembly, Mr Fabian Green Nwaohiri, said that the period is for Agape love, where selfless love holds sway and love is extended to the poor and less privileged.
A Public Administration student of the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Mr Alvan Onwukwe, said that Val’s Day is a period to show love for our friends and relatives.
Quoting 1st Corinthians 13:4-7, he inferred that love is a sacrifice.
“If you are in a relationship, Valentine is not about proving your love to each other, but instead, continuing to strip away the layers that prevent love from emerging in our relationship” he said.
A law student of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Mr Aka Sam Aka, cautioned youths, especially the female not to turn into prostitutes while Udoka Azuonwu of Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education (AIFCE) Owerri reminded other youths that St. Valentine is a widely recognized saint and commemorating his Day should be done in an atmosphere of love, not lust, immorality and sin.