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Corpus Christi: Bishop Onaga decries bad governance, insecurity in Nigeria



Bishop Onaga speaking during Corpus Christi

By Maureen Ikpeama

 Bishop of Enugu Catholic Diocese, Most Rev Dr .Calistus Onaga, has decried incessant killings, bad governance in  Nigeria , saying that Nigeria is blessed with abundant human and material resources, saying that people are in the  midst of plenty, yet they are hungry.

Bishop Onaga spoke on Sunday,  in a homily he delivered at the celebration of the 2022, Feast of Christ the King(  Corpus Christi, held at Michael Okpara Square, Enugu..

He said that” in Nigeria, people cannot sleep with their two eyes .The rate of killings in Nigeria is on the increase. People kill their brothers, people pull their brothers down. Why?”

The cleric said that necessary social amenities  were not  provided for the people.. There is no portable water. People could not see water to drink. He urged people in leadership position to work for the people

He admonished Nigerians to do good, have faith in God, pray continuously to God , do good and proclaim the  goodness of God , turn away from son, so that God will forgive them.

“Nigeria is going into a difficult time. Election is coming. We need leaders who have fear of God, who respect people, who can work for the people. Continue on prayers so that God will see us through.” the cleric said

Christ the King celebration is a feast held to celebrate the kingship.of Christ. To proclaim to the world that Jesus is the universal King. It was not held in 2020 because of the outbreak of COVID-19  in Nigeria. In 2021, it was held at parish levels. This year, with the reduction of cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria, the feast was held at Okpara Square with all the parishes in Enugu Deanary in attendance.

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In procession, they prayed and sang songs from their parishes to Okpara Square 

Reverend Fathers , the  religious, men and ladies of the knight, altar boys and girls , different societies in the church and various parishioners were in attendance.

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