The President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, has said that despite the recent security and socio-economic challenges facing the nation, Nigeria will remain one indivisible country.
Kaigama, while addressing Catholic legislators from the National Assembly at a two-days prayer session organized to celebrate the second year of the 7th Senate at the St. Mulumba Catholic Champlaincy, Apo, Abuja on Thursday, said those in the position of authority need goodwill and the fear of God if the nation will progress in right direction.
He advised politicians to be patriotic and practice politics of holiness in the task of nation building.
Kaigama, in the homily, further said Nigeria as a multi cultural and traditional entity, is beset by series of challenges ranging from insecurity to corruption and socio-economic imbalances.
He said: “The result of what we are experiencing as a country presently is lack of love for the country and patriotism.
“We need goodwill to be our brothers keeper.
“We need an attitudinal change to alleviate the pains and suffering of our fellow country men.
“The political environment is yet to display the sanctity of politics.
“Our politics is dominated with hatred and blood thirsty individuals.
“The monster of corruption has become so resilient to the EFCC, ICPC and if we fail to rise to the occasion as quick as we can, its impacts on us will be overbearing.”
Kaigama commended the National Assembly for its roles in stabilizing the polity and the collaborative efforts at ensuring a better Nigeria.