Abuja, 05 December, 2023 / 8:42 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has encouraged the people of God in the West African nation not to tire of doing good amid economic hardship occasioned by rise in prices of commodities.
In his Sunday, December 3 homily at St. Rita Ndakwo Catholic Parish of his Metropolitan See, the First Sunday of Advent, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama urged the government of Africa’s most populous country to “hasten action”.
“We must never grow weary of doing good, especially in this time in our country when the prices of food and other necessities have skyrocketed to the extent that even those who were considered average income earners now beg for one necessity or another,” Archbishop Kaigama said.
He added, “The times are indeed rough and tough. We therefore ask the government of the day to hasten action even though they often tell us to be patient, promising that things will become better. The sooner this happens, the better.”
The Nigerian Archbishop reflected on the challenge of insecurity in the country that has seen people of God killed and others kidnapped and advocated for solidarity as part of doing good.