- The Catholic archbishop of Lagos, Dr Alfred Adewale Martins, has restated his call for restructuring of the nation
- He also lamented that political elites who have paid attention to the various calls against perceived injustices across the country are constantly heating up the polity
- He condemned the allotting of the nations’ wealth to a group of individuals and their cronies in the name of party politics
The Catholic archbishop of Lagos, Dr Alfred Adewale Martins, has stated that it is wrong for anyone or group to arrogate to themselves, the unwarranted role of deciding who gets what in the country, 58 years after independence.
Briefing newsmen at the end of a thanksgiving service to mark his 6th anniversary of his installation as a Catholic archbishop on Sunday, August 5, the cleric restated his call for restructuring of the nation, Vanguard reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that while reiterating the call for restructuring, Martins also acknowledged that Nigeria is passing through very disturbing times, because some people “have turned the nation to their play fields and fiefdoms that should be exploited and balkanized for their selfish ends.”
He lamented that political elites who have paid attention to the various calls against perceived injustices across the country are constantly heating up the polity.
He said: “It is therefore wrong for any group of individuals, under any guise to arrogate to themselves the unwarranted role of deciding who gets and does not get what in a country that belongs to all.”
He added: “Unfortunately, we see this playing out every day in the name of party politics, whereby a group of individuals ‘scramble’ for, and selfishly allot to themselves and their cronies, the wealth and resources of this great country while leaving little or nothing for the masses of the people of Nigeria.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Catholic bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Mathew Hassan-Kukah, called on members of the Catholic Church to vote out bad government.
He noted that the voting power the Catholics have is enough to have the government listen to their complaints.
He said this in Lagos during a speech on, 'Family Value, Human Right and the Challenges of Modernization In Nigeria,' at the 38th Supreme Council Convention of the Order of the Knights of Saint Mulumba Nigeria.
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