Adewale urges Buhari to deliver on promise, bring back Leah Sharibu
The Catholic Archbishop of Metropolitan See of Lagos, the Most Revd. Alfred Adewale Martins in his New Year message has called on Nigerians to embrace 2021 with full courage.
Adewale, who spoke at the Catholic Cathedral during the 2021 World Day of Peace celebration and the public unveiling of the rebranded Catholic Herald Weekly, said though things were difficult in 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to a lockdown that adversely affected the economy, Nigerians should not be cynical, and should jettison the spirit of fear. Rather, they should develop their faith and confidence in the Almighty God, Who can change every situation.
He advised Nigerians that think that Coronavirus is not real to change their mindset and protect themselves by adhering to laid down protocols, aimed at preventing and curtailing the spread of the virus.
He discouraged the idea of another lockdown being considered by government, reminding those in authority of the problems the first lockdown created. He, therefore, advised government to focus on enforcement of the various preventive measures.
He also called on leaders to ensure they take the right decisions that are for the common good, as doing otherwise would invariably generate strife among the populace.
Lamenting the level of insecurity in the country, he called on government to take bold steps that would address the security issues that Nigerians are finding so worrisome.
He tasked Buhari to deliver on his promise of bringing back Leah Sharibu in his New Year address, noting that many such promises had been made before without fulfilment.
He expressed optimism that Sharibu could be rescued, just like the 344 boys of Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Katsina State, saying what is needed is the political will.
He pitched tent with Nigerians that absolved Bishop Kukah of any wrongdoing, based on his Christmas message, as the cleric belongs to a Church that is always concerned about the country’s progress.
He asked leaders to listen to the voice of Nigerians through Kukah and do what is right.
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