There is need to heed to the appeal that St. Paul makes in his Letter to Timothy to pray for those in leadership, applying this to Nigeria where those at the helm of the government have not met citizens’ expectations, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African nation has said.
The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Lagos Archdiocese has lauded Catholic lawyers in the country for their interventions in various matters of the West African nation, and urged them to arm themselves more with the social teachings of the Church as they seek to address challenges facing the country.
Young people in Nigerian have been urged to use their “youthful energy” to render their services to serve God, the people of God, and the country.
Faith-based leaders and Catholics were not consulted in the move by the State of Lagos in Nigeria to legalize abortion through what is being described as the “safe termination of pregnancy for legal indications", Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins of Lagos Archdiocese has said.
There is need for the government of Nigeria to explore new and better ways of addressing insecurity challenges and other issues that the West African country is battling with, the Archbishop of Nigeria’s Archdiocese of Lagos has said.
Following the collapse of a 21-storey building that reportedly killed at least 44 people in Lagos city, a Catholic Archbishop has called for the close monitoring of those involved in Nigeria’s construction industry in view of ending unprofessionalism, including the use of inferior materials.
Marking 61 years since Nigeria gained independence is “a miracle of sorts,” a Catholic Archbishop in the West African nation has said ahead of the Friday, October 1 event.
Nigeria’s Federal Government is not sincere in the fight against insecurity, the Local Ordinary of the country’s Lagos Archdiocese has said.