By Joy Odor
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, His Grace, Most Reverend Ignatius Kaigama has lamented that the social cancer of corruption must give way for Nigeria to speed up her journey to join the league of developed nation.
Archbishop Kaigama made the call in his speech at the frist media chart as Bishop of Abuja since he assumed duty with the Catholic Media Practitioner of Nigeria (CAMPAN) from various media houses, print, electronic, online and Faith-Based newspapers in Abuja on Thursday, 30th July 2020.
Accoording to him, a well intentioned anti-corruption agencies such as ICPC, EFCC etc do not appear to have performed optimally with the allagations of high level corruption in the news.
The Archbishop of Abuja lamented the need for Nigeria politics to be refined to include high principles, values and must becomes an offer of self to serve the people.
He called for all to turn positive experiences being garnered during Covid-19 like sense of solidarity, selflessness for Nigeria and Nigerians.
Speaking on the poor education in Nigeria, Archbishop Kaigama was of the opinion that the educational facilities in many public schools and institutions are not in line with global best practices.
He mentioned that the Covid-19 pandemic has forced schools globally to switch to online learning, noting that Nigeria must not be left behind as the targeted response is a matter of urgency.
The Bishop of Abuja stated that education should be given a high priority by governments and commended federal government for allowing exit classes to resume and sit for final exam.
Archbishop Kaigama urged the government to take all precautionary measure against covid-19.