Oyo, 08 April, 2023 / 9:50 pm (ACI Africa).
There is need for the people of God in Nigeria to repair their country’s “decayed moral fiber”, a Catholic Bishop in the West African nation has said in a message shared with ACI Africa April 8.
In his 2023 Easter Message, Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo highlights the various manifestations of the decay, including terrorism, abductions, and abuse of power in public institutions, and cautions Nigerians against vices that contribute to the decline in moral values.
Bishop Badejo urges citizens of the West African nation to “repair the decayed moral fiber of our country and our world which is evident today in terrorism, insurgency, abductions, domestic and social violence, betrayal of trust and abuse of power in public institutions and by public officials.”
Vices contributing to the decline of moral values in the country need to be avoided, he says, and urges Nigerians to “shun all the conspiracy, false witnessing, fake news, betrayal, character assassination and murder of good Friday.”
The enlisted vices are “so rampant in our world”, the Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Oyo Diocese bemoans, and calls on all to instead “embrace the truth, compassion, and forgiveness of Easter Sunday.”