There is need for Nigerians to experience “a new burst of hope” as their country marks 62 years of independence on Saturday, October 1, a Catholic Bishop in the West African nation has said.
The 61st independence anniversary of the West African nation of Nigeria is being observed with mixed feelings of “praise and pain”, a Nigerian Catholic Bishop has said.
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.
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, forums of faith leaders in the East-Central African nation have, in separate statements, lamented the many years of civil strife, the country’s Council of churches saying “there is little to celebrate.”
Ahead of Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day celebrations, an Archbishop in the country has faulted the government for failing to address insecurity and for the disunity in the west African country.
The Archbishop of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo, used the occasion of the celebration marking 60 years since the Central African nation gained its independence from Belgium to make known his thoughts about the unity government.