Abuja, 15 December, 2021 / 8:50 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has called for “distributive justice” in the way in which those in authority deal with their subjects, and urged those in leadership to ensure that everyone gets their dues and the poor are taken care of.
In his Sunday, December 12 homily at St. John the Baptist Parish of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama made reference to the message of John the Baptist and called upon different units of service in the West African country to uphold integrity in executing their duties.
“The message of John the Baptist was hinged on distributive justice, which means giving everyone his or her due; it means that no businessmen or women should cheat others; those at the checkpoints must not extort money from people,” Archbishop Kaigama said.
The Nigerian Archbishop called upon his compatriots to help those who are helpless and those who lack basic needs of life and also to focus on God when faced with life difficulties, saying that it is a way of creating true happiness and joy.
“Today, we are called to concretize charity towards those who are helpless and in dire need of basic necessities of life. Christians are also enjoined to focus on God when faced with problems,” Archbishop Kaigama said.