By Sunny Atam, July 4, 2019, news/comments
LAGOS-The yearly Saints Michael, Rapheal and Gabriel, (Archangels) Catholic Church, Satellite town, Lagos, Mother of Perpetual Feast Day was held recently. Delivering his sermon on the celebration is the Vice Provincial Superior of the Redemptorist in Nigeria, Very Rev Father Joterio Aghoja , who enjoined all Christians to emulate the virtue of Christ. In his homily titled “Arise and Shine, for your light has come “, he maintained that as a country, we must not limit ourselves, stressing that our potentials is too great that we shouldn’t be where we are today.
On the state of insecurity and other national issues, he had this to say “This is a country, where human lives are less valued than that of a cattle. “The present lack of insecurity in the country is as a result of the failure of governance. Every right thinking government will take priority in her citizens. This government has to wake up to its responsibilities”,
Commenting on the Ruga settlement before its suspension, Aghoja noted “any serious government knows that ranching is the way out. In saner climes that’s what is obtainable. If you think RUGA is the way forward then pig farmers and others who deal in animal husbandry can as well demand for separate lands for their livestock”, he maintained.
Asked if Nigerian youths have the right opportunity to arise and shine, the Catholic priest retorted, “Yes they can if they want to. Take for example, “this Badagry road, if the youths come out and block the road for some days, the government will hear them, but unfortunately the youths don’t have the will power to do that.
On his part, the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Gabriel Achu has expressed satisfaction over the celebration, saying that, every year, catholic faithful gather to pay tribute to the Mother of Jesus and venerate her for the roles played in redeeming mankind.
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