Aboard the papal plane, 03 May, 2021 / 9:13 pm (ACI Africa).
Amid multiple challenges that the people of God in Nigeria face, the West African nation stands in need of renewal through God’s grace and a kind of governance that yields fruit, an Archbishop in the country has said.
In his homily Sunday, May 2, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama highlighted “insecurity, excruciating poverty, spiraling unemployment and the arbitrary destruction of human lives” among the challenges Nigerians face.
“We should ask God for the grace of renewal, fruitful governance and a godly management of our resources, devoid of individualism, nepotism, bigotry,” Archbishop Kaigama said during the Eucharistic celebration at St. Anthony’s Jabi Parish of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese.
Whereas Nigeria is considered “one of the most religious nations on earth,” the Archbishop observed, there are multiple incidences in the country that “reflect a wide discrepancy from the tenets of the religions we profess.”
“Despite our religiosity, we continue to witness an acute rise in the numbers of terrorists, bandits, kidnappers and militants, not to talk of corrupt officials,” the Nigerian Archbishop said May 2.