Following the collapse of a 21-storey building that reportedly killed at least 44 people in Lagos city, a Catholic Archbishop has called for the close monitoring of those involved in Nigeria’s construction industry in view of ending unprofessionalism, including the use of inferior materials.
The decision by the leadership of Nigeria’s State of Lagos to put on hold the reopening of places of worship “till further notice” has disappointed the Catholic Archbishop in the country’s largest city who says that precautionary measures had already been put in place and that worshipers would be safer in “Church premises than in other public places such as markets and motor parks.”
As places of worship remain closed in Nigeria as one of the measures in Africa’s most populous country to curb the possible spread of COVID-19, the Archbishop of Abuja, Ignatius Kaigama has appealed to the Federal government to allow Christians to participate in public Mass on Pentecost Sunday, May 31 while observing specific guidelines.
An official of Nigeria’s Archdiocese of Lagos has responded to claims that the staff at St. Raphael Divine Mercy Specialist Hospital in the country’s largest city, Lagos stole and sold off a twin baby soon after delivery, dismissing the allegations as “baseless and unsubstantiated.”
The leadership of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos in Nigeria has moved in to support the State in providing for the people of God facing hardships after the government put in place restrictions to help curb the spread of COVID-19, a cleric in the Archdiocese has reported.
Against the backdrop of the confirmed case of coronavirus in the West African nation of Nigeria after a Lagos-based Italian tested positive for COVID-19 virus days after his return to the country’s most populous city from Milan, the Catholic Church has announced some preventive measures including temporary suspension of the Sign of Peace through handshakes and hugs during Mass and the receiving Holy Communion on the tongue.
With the rising concerns of an imminent spread of COVID-19 against the backdrop of the first case in Africa reported in Nigeria, Bishops in the East African countries of Kenya and Uganda have, in independent messages and contexts, expressed their concerns about the virus and called on relevant government agencies to take special health measures.
A Nigerian Archbishop has termed as “surprising” and “embarrassing” claims that a Catholic priest in the West African country is partisan in the country’s politics, having expressed explicit support for a State Governor.
The re-arresting of Nigerian journalist, human rights activist and former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore within court premises by the Department of State Security (DSS) hours after he had been freed on bail has angered a section of Nigerians including a Catholic Bishop in the West African Country who has condemned the incident terming it “a grave danger for democracy” in Africa’s most populous nation.