Abuja, 03 August, 2020 / 7:02 pm (ACI Africa).
The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has urged citizens of the West African country to be generous towards the needy people in the society amid the social challenges occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic.
“In these dark moments of the negative social consequences of the coronavirus disease, we must help the needy in our own little way,” Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama said Sunday, August 2 during a televised Mass at St. Theresa’s Church in Abuja.
Archbishop Kaigama urged Government officials to ensure that the palliatives provided by faith-based or voluntary organizations and other donors “are properly shared and equitably distributed to meet the needs of the poor masses.”
He advocated for stewardship saying, “Those managing public resources should ensure that what we have goes round. It is uncharitable to accumulate funds that belong to the poor or to inflate the price of contracts for projects meant to serve the public.”
“If such is done, we end up with substandard structures and short change those for whom such projects are meant to alleviate their poverty. You can imagine how roads built through contract scam soon develop gullies, with people dying in needless accidents or buildings collapsing and killing people,” the 62-year-old Prelate further said.