By Njoki Githinji
ABUJA, DECEMBER 08, 2020 (CISA)-On the second Sunday of Advent, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama has admonished government leaders to repent for failing the country through bad governance.
“Successive governments have left us with much to be desired. Without judging anyone, we call all to repentance: members of the Presidency, National and State Assemblies, the Judiciary, Governors, Local Government Chairmen, soldiers, politicians, religious leaders, traditional leaders, security agents, youths, elders, etc. We have sinned and failed our country and future generations and the only way we can experience God’s deliverance… is to repent sincerely,” he said in his homily on December 6 at Infant Jesus Parish, Iddo, Abuja.
“In our country we have been stuck in the mud on account of our actions and inactions. Other than suffering severe security problems, we have many internally displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees still exiled from their homes and many Nigerians suffering the negative economic impact of COVID-19,” he added.
Addressing candidates who on the same day received the sacrament of confirmation, he urged them to be exemplary preachers of the gospel.
“I charge you to emulate John the Baptist by being ardent, fervent and faithful proclaimers of the word of God. As Christians, our witnessing becomes more effective when our lives become the message; when we live out what we preach. Our lives become the Bible that others can read and emulate,” he said.