Abuja, 28 November, 2023 / 11:17 am (ACI Africa).
The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has decried various forms of corruption in the West African country which he likens to a “ministry”, noting that people have normalized using shortcuts in getting what they want.
In his Sunday, November 26 homily on the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, King of The Universe at Holy Ghost Pastoral Area of the Archdiocese of Abuja, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama said there are no shortcuts to God’s Kingdom.
“There is no taking a shortcut to His Kingdom as we are used to taking shortcuts to get what we want in Nigeria, where for advertised government jobs, merit is not the consideration, because most of the spaces would have already been allocated to influential persons or even sold,” Archbishop Kaigama said.
The Nigerian Archbishop said he had encountered young Nigerians who fell victim to corruption during recruitment and said, “We seem to have created a ‘ministry’ of corruption without knowing it.”
He regretted that corruption has been normalized in homes and even learning institutions, making children believe that money or the influence that their parents have in the society is key to everything they want in life.