In a protest against insecurity in Nigeria, members of the Catholic Church marched through the streets of Abuja on Sunday, March 1.
According to The Cable, the protest kicked off at the National Ecumenical Center.
The protest which was attended by a large number of members of the church ended at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Pro-Cathedral.
A mass was also conducted in which church members used the opportunity to pray for Nigeria.
Meanwhile, it was reported that in a candid review of the security situation in the country and a down-to-earth observation of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s disposition to matters of faith, and passion for the people, Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, His Lordship, the Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama commended the vice president’s demonstration of love and solidarity with Nigerians including the Church at all times.
Archbishop Kaigama expressed these sentiments in his sermon at the opening mass of the first 2020 plenary meeting of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) held at the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Abuja on Sunday, March 1.
According to Kaigama: “I am so happy that our vice president is here; it is not just being here but there is very profound sacramental blessings that he is here; when you are with us and we are suffering, we are together but when there is a gap with you, there is a feeling of insensitivity.
“We need to have access to our leaders; we need to have access to the president and to the vice president; to the ministers; they need to be closer to the people that elected them. This is very important,” he added.