Abuja, 11 May, 2022 / 5:52 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Nun in Nigeria has said that the challenges the West African country is facing, including insecurity, can be addressed by eliminating illiteracy and ignorance especially among young people as well as poverty.
In an interview with ACI Africa on the sidelines of the fourth Plenary Assembly of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA) in Abuja, Nigeria, Sr. Clare Emeroum highlighted poverty as one of the issues that forces most Nigerians into unethical behaviors, saying that a Nigerian who is poor can easily be lured into crime with little money.
“I think the aspect of illiteracy, ignorance and poverty is the cause of all these problems we are having in Nigeria,” Sr. Emeroum who is the Vicar of the Sisters Home Visitors of Mary (HVM) said during the May 7 interview.
The Nigerian Catholic Nun said that radicalization among Nigerians that capitalizes on poverty, illiteracy and ignorance can be countered by creating awareness and sensitizing the vulnerable groups through workshops and seminars.
She said that efforts to end the challenge should not just end at sensitization, but that there should be close monitoring and evaluation of the vulnerable groups that attend such gatherings with a deep heart of conversion.