By Nwakpa O Nwakpa
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, has stated that only truthful and responsible actions of political leaders and media professionals can restore Nigeria to the path of progress.
Preaching his homily during the 2021 World Communications Day celebrations at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Catholic Pro-Cathedral, Abuja,
According to the Archbishop, “information when properly communicated, unifies, it brings progress.
He reminded that it is not just trained mass communicators that disseminate information. “All those who use their telephone handsets to send one message or the other also engage in one form of communication or the other.
On the part of political leaders, the Catholic cleric advised that “election must be peaceful, it is not war, it is about peace. Elections is the quest to be and work for the people. “We must avoid the winner takes all syndrome.
The Archbishop asked Christians to pray to God to give our leaders the spirit of sincere “heart for service, to conduct credible and transparent elections where our votes will count, and also for them to set their priorities right, to take proper care of the youths so they can be meaningfully engaged”.
He asked the nation’s leaders to strive for criminality to stop, asking criminals to desist from their unwholesome activities