Kaduna, 11 April, 2023 / 3:27 pm (ACI Africa).
The situation of the West African nation of Nigeria where terrorism, banditry, corruption, and negative ethnicity are among the challenges affecting the people of God is redeemable, and the challenges can be surmounted, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.
In his Easter 2023 Message, Archbishop Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso of Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese says, “Many Nigerians have lost not only hope but a sense of purpose and direction because of the situation in the country.”
“However, bleak and daunting as the situation is, it is not irredeemable nor insurmountable. This is because we have a God who died for us and through that became the source of life for us,” Archbishop Man-Oso Ndagoso says in the message that the Nigeria Catholic Network (NCN) published Monday, April 10.
He adds, “The resurrection of Jesus assures us that no situation in human life is beyond redemption; that even the worst of situations of suffering and near despair being experienced in our country today are redeemable.”
The Nigerian Archbishop expresses optimism amid the challenging reality of impunity in the country, saying, “As believers in the resurrection we know that the spirit of God that raised Jesus from the dead can give back life to the dry bones of our country, recreate and renew it.”