Jos, 04 February, 2024 / 9:32 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Bishops in Nigeria’s Ecclesiastical Province of Jos are urging the West African nation’s government to be proactive in its administrative approaches.
In a collective statement following their two-day meeting that ended Tuesday, January 30, the Local Ordinaries of Jos Archdiocese and the Dioceses of Bauchi, Jalingo, Maiduguri, Pankshin, Shendam, Uukari and Yola advocate for competence and motivation as important considerations for the appointment of civil servants.
“We urge the government to be proactive and to ensure that better equipped and motivated personnel assume their responsibilities of protecting the land and its citizens,” they say.
The Catholic Bishops acknowledge efforts on the part of security agencies that they say have kept “strong in the face of insecurity”, and urge them to “stick to the rules of engagement in the discharge of their duties of safeguarding the lives and property of all the citizens.”
Religious leaders also have a role in fostering good governance, they say, and decry manipulation of religion.