NIGERIA: Avoid Politics of Pleasure and Leadership Without Sacrifice, Archbishop Kaigama Urges

ABUJA, MARCH 23, 2021(CISA)-On the fifth Sunday of Lent March 21, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Abuja has called on citizens to enable positive change in the country by staying away from politics of pleasure and the habit of leadership without sacrifice.

“If Nigerians avoid politics of pleasure and the tendency of leadership without sacrifice, practise self-emptying; uproot every sinful habit and seek to be renewed in mind, spirit, soul and body, the clamour for positive change will be possible,” he said adding that;

“Unfortunately, leaders want others to die for their political ambitions; while they are comfortable with their families at home or their children well protected overseas. It is only by dying to self that good governance can be entrenched and positive legacies endure.”

In his homily at St. Matthew’s Pastoral Area, Paso, the prelate urged citizens to pay attention to their conscience and be selfless so that the country can heal from its troubles.

“Many things trouble us in our country – discrimination, crime, insecurity, moral decadence, poverty, disease, hunger, etc., that throw us into depression and misery. We must all pay attention to the voice of God in our consciences. The degree of rot and blatant misuse of public resources of this great country is because many have allowed their conscience to die. They see no wrong in their bad or evil actions and they rationalize sin and crime,” he pointed out.

He noted that selflessness is the only way a new Nigeria will germinate and grow, “free from the dominion of sin and criminality; to produce patriotic citizens who do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit.”