Nsukka, 28 January, 2022 / 8:43 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Bishop of Nigeria’s Nsukka Diocese has underscored the need for all Nigerians to work toward resolving solve the nation’s “life-threatening challenges” by themselves.
Like the Biblical character Jonah who was enjoying sleep yet he had the solution to the violent storm that almost capsized the boat he was traveling in, Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah queried if Nigerians are enjoying themselves.
“Jonah was the cause of the problem in the boat. He was deep asleep when others were seeking solutions. Could this be the case in Nigeria? That those who are responsible for the turmoil in the country are either sleeping or enjoying themselves?” Bishop Onah posed.
The Nigerian Bishop further posed, “Is it possible that we Church men and women are part of the problem in this country and we are sleeping? Are we asking ourselves how we have contributed to these life-threatening challenges, for instance, through our negligence?”
The Bishop who was giving his keynote address at the Annual National Conference of Directors of Religious Education (NADRE) on Wednesday, January 26 said it was expected that Nigerians would get lessons from the Nigerian Civil War (Nigeria-Biafra war) that threatened the country’s disintegration but “we don’t seem to be learning any lesson at all.”