Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Awka, Paulinus Ezeokafor, made this known during his Christmas and New Year message to Christian faithfuls on Wednesday.
“The crisis in the oil sector is a welcome development as it has redirected the attitudes of household and national economic managers.
“Nigeria will not collapse; our people must continue to live in hope, Nigeria will still come out of the woods and the responsibility of revamping the economy is that of all of us, not government alone.
“I see hope but I encourage us to adjust to the new situation in the country.
“Any nation that cannot feed itself is doomed, we should endeavour not to spend on importation of food, I think the fall in oil price is good for us.
“However, the federal and state governments need to support the promotion of agriculture so that the nation can produce enough foodstuffs to feed its citizens and must combat all religious-related crises and other killings of innocent citizens.”