Kaduna Bishop prays Tinubu addresses insecurity
The Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Kaduna, Most Rev. Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso has entreated that the incoming administration of Bola Tinubu would address insecurity that gave birth to act of banditry, insurgency, kidnapping and other challenges facing the country.
The cleric made this known on Wednesday while speaking in Kaduna during the 2023 Archdiocesan Pastoral General Assembly.
Archbishop Ndagoso stated that Nigerians must continue to be watchful and partner with all security agents.
He said that, “regrettably, our country is still leading the world with the largest concentration of the poorest of the poor, namely, people living below the poverty line.
“It is our sincere hope and prayer that the in-coming administration will give more attention to the nagging issue of insecurity ahead of the farming season which is already here to enable farmers access their farm lands.”
He said the hoodlums have now intensify their criminal activities based on the information made available within the communities, noting that the incoming administrations at all levels would tackle the insecurity and make the country safe and peaceful for the citizens to once again live normal lives.
The minister of God lamented the outcome of the 2023 elections, calling on Nigerians to continue to dream big about the country and never live in despair..
Bishop Ndagoso then commiserated with all the communities and families affected by the continued clashes between farmers and pastoralists, attacks by bandits and kidnappers, while expressing his gratitude to the faithful of the Archdiocese for the continued support to the communities affected by the crises.
While noting that there were still some IDPs in need of help, especially those sheltering with family members and friends in parts of Dogon, Kurmi, Kachia, and Rimau, among others, Bishop Ndagoso appeled to parishes and Nigerians to assist with materials such as food items, clothes, money, among others.
He called on priests and other pastoral agents to promote peaceful coexistence across ethnic, religious, political and social divides in their efforts in fostering both ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue and intercultural relations.