2019 Elections: Don’t deter, obtain your PVCs – Augustinian Priest urges parishioners



By: Joy Odor/Kaduna

The Parish Priest of Saint Monica’s Catholic Church Malali, Very Reverend Father David Jakos has enjoined the members not deter or be frustrated by the long queue of the ongoing Permanent Voters Card (PVCs) registration in the State rather should endure to obtain their voters card.

Speaking to reportcircle in an interview shortly after the Sacrament of Confirmation to 110 Parishioners and 11 wedded couples into catholic faith by the Metropolitan See Of Kaduna Archdiocese, Archbishop Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso in Kaduna, North-West, Nigeria on Sunday, August 26, 2018 reminded them that their voters card is their power to elect Nigerians that will bring about peace and unity in the country despite religion or geographic location come 2019 general elections.

Reverend Father Jakos who is an Augustinian Priest was of the opinion that once the members have their PVC, they have the power to be able to do that which is necessary while calling on the newly conferred candidates to have strong faith, be teachers and defenders of catholic faith.

He encouraged them to live a modern life in the society and also become the light of Christ so that others will see and emulate to live a Christian life.

According to him, the sacrament of confirmation is going to impact on them spiritually and morally that will empower and ginger them to live a good life.

“The Holy Spirit which they have received today will empower and ginger them to live a good life and be good preachers of the faith and by extension, they are going to experience that great joy to be defenders and soldiers of the Catholic church.

“When we have a good family, we are going to have a good member of the State and Nation and by doing that we spread good news and defend the faith.

“I urge everyone go and get your PVC so that you will use your power which is your votes to elect a Nigerian that will bring about peace and unity that will unite all despite our religion and geographic location. Once we have that power, we should use it.

“Do not be scared by the long queue at the PVC centers because we have the passion  you should not deter by the long queue and frustration but if we mean well for this country, we should be able to do that which is necessary” Rev. Fr. Jakos opine.

Speaking on the education situation in the church, the St Monica Parish Priest explained that the education Commission in the Parish is working round the clock to tackle the menace in the education sector such as examination malpractices and moral decadence.

According to him, this is with a view to uplifting the educational standard as well as shaping the spiritual up brings of the future leaders in the Archdiocese and the nation at large.

Very Reverend Jakos said the move is also to meet up the educational needs of the parishioners and their children to provide quality and enviable academic standard that befits the learning in the 21st century to all the people living around St Monica’s catholic church environs and to also serve as an effective means of witness to the faith.

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