The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has urged the Federal Government to ensure that the Nigeria troops are provided adequate resources to carry out the task imposed on them.
Onaiyekan, who said at the opening ceremony of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), held at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria in Abuja, further asked the federal government to remain steadfast in restoring Nigeria to the path of sanity, probity and accountability.
“Our gallant troops must never again be left with inadequate resources to carry out the dangerous task imposed on them on our behalf,” he said.
Speaking further, Cardinal Onaiyekan said, “This is not a smooth and easy process, we all are going through, but we need to go beyond the legal processes, to a serious national moral spiritual rebirth.
“We need to explore alternative and parallel strategies, based on the moral principles of repentance, reparation and reconciliation.”
He assured the government that the Catholic Church and some other religious groups were prepared to play a positive role in the on-going war against corruption.
“We have to put concrete structures of collaboration in place in the on-going war against corruption.
“The religious institutions of the nation cannot remain aloof while a moral, spiritual battle is raging in the country,” he added.