Oyo, 30 September, 2022 / 9:23 pm (ACI Africa).
There is need for Nigerians to experience “a new burst of hope” as their country marks 62 years of independence on Saturday, October 1, a Catholic Bishop in the West African nation has said.
In his message shared with ACI Africa on the eve of the independence anniversary, Friday, September 30, Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo says, “The numerous challenges we face need no re-enumeration. I call on all Nigerians, let us re-focus our energies on charting the new dawn ahead of us.”
“Nigeria and Nigerians deserve a new burst of hope as we celebrate another anniversary of the country’s independence on October 1, 2022,” Bishop Badejo says.
The Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Oyo Diocese who doubles as the President of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS) shares some of the challenges Africa’s most populous nation is facing, including insecurity, poor infrastructure, bad governance, and the protracted strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), among others.
“Most Nigerians today are angry and frustrated by one thing or the other; the ASUU strike, insecurity, crippling economy, bad roads, poor governance etc.,” the Nigerian Bishop says.