Abuja, 25 November, 2021 / 10:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has called on aspiring political leaders in the West African country to embrace servant leadership after the person of Jesus Christ, and not to impose themselves upon the people.
In his Sunday, November 21 homily on the Solemnity of Christ the King, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama said Nigeria is in need of leaders who are ready to pursue truth and justice in all their dealings and not to manipulate their way to power.
“As we celebrate Christ as the King of truth, He should be an example par excellence to our political leaders to pursue truth and justice in all their dealings and not to manipulate their way to power, by rigging elections or imposing themselves or by manipulating the youths, security agents or electoral officers,” Archbishop Kaigama said in his homily at Holy Trinity Maitama Parish of Abuja Archdiocese.
He added, “The responsibility of a king is to care for his subjects. Leaders must therefore lead with decorum and vision.”
Leaders in Nigeria, the Catholic Archbishop said, must be concerned about the majority poor who live in rural areas, suffering the deprivation of infrastructure, education, healthcare, as well as the very poor who live in urban areas.