From: Uche Nnorom, Makurdi
Archbishop of Abuja Catholic Diocese Bishop Kaigama has expressed hope that the #EndSARS protests will serve as a wake up call to leaders to live up to their responsibility to the led.
Archbishop Kaigama said this yesterday at celebration of 90 years existence of Holy Ghost Parish, Makurdi.
“Let us not pretend that there is no problem in the country. Let us not behave like the Ostrich that buries its head in the sand and behave like there is no danger. There is danger. The brutality we are suffering in the hands of the police was enough and the youths have said it.
“The Catholic conference has been saying it. Stop corruption, stop corruption so that the wealth of the nation can go round. We kept saying that but they didn’t listen. Now, the youths have said it. I hope it will wake us all and I hope that the next political dispensation will be a different one.
“Not of selfish interest but with values. We have been driven by selfish, self centered materialistic interest, by religious, tribal, partisan political sentiments and that is why we can’t grow. We make one step forward and three steps backwards, the youths are determined to change this.
He therefore, urged the youths to continue to be peaceful and not allow the bad ones to destroy what they started with killing, and looting.
He expressed the hope that change will come, insisting that “This world is not our home we have little time here so let us use the little time to embrace ourselves and embrace peace
“Force won’t bring peace
Blessed are the peace makers for they shall be sons and daughters of of God. Let us embrace peace so we can see God,” Kaigama said.
During the event, Bishop of. Makurdi Diocese Wilfred Anagbe confirmed the Sacrament of Confirmation on over 200 candidates urging them to be active members and contribute to the growth of the church