NIGERIA: Bishops Call for Co-operation to End Corruption

IBADAN AUGUST 25, 2015(CISA) – The Catholic Bishops Conference of Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province in Nigeria urged Nigerians to cooperate with the government to create sanity by rejecting corruption in the county.

“We call on our compatriots to cooperate with the current administration to bring sanity back into our country by showing common determination to reject corruption, nepotism, favouritism and to enthrone in our country a regime of justice and equity, where merits are respected and the rule of law exalted,” said the bishops.

“We note the renewed hope for a new Nigeria generated in our country since the last general elections. We thank Almighty God for the relatively limited violence and bloodshed during the exercise,” the bishops added.

The call was made in a communiqué sent to CISA at the end of the second plenary meeting of the bishops held at the Jubilee Conference Centre, Oke-Ado, Ibadan, Oyo State from August 17 to 18 and signed by President of the bishops conference Archbishop Gabriel Abegunrin.

The theme of the conference was “Choose today whom you will serve.”

The bishops called on the government to protect the family unit and promote responsible parenthood.

“The society must do everything possible to facilitate the growth of family living as a way of promoting responsible parenthood, good upbringing of children and reducing juvenile delinquency,” said the bishops.

The bishops further challenged the catholic youth to strive to become “credible agents of change and apostles of God’s mercy to families, the country and to the world through positive engagement with modern media and a deliberate commitment to good morals and behaviours.”

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province comprises of Ibadan Archdiocese, Ondo, Ilorin, Oyo, Ekiti and Osogbo dioceses.

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