The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Most Revd. Ignatius Kaigama has charged Nigerians not to get tired of registering to vote as the nation prepares for 2023 general elections.
The Archbishop gave the charge on Sunday during his homily at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Abuja.
TheFact Nigeria noted that Kaigama said “ God wants to teach us to keep trying again and never give up, even when we experience frustration and tiredness. To those developing apathy in view of political developments and insecurity, you must remain upbeat; the millions of unemployed youth and students languishing at home due to ASUU strike.
“You must keep hope alive, and Nigerians should not get tired of registering to vote again and again. Things will work better someday,” he said.
Kaigama urged the president Muhammadu Buhari led government to be more committed in creating job opportunities.
“As we celebrate Workers’ Day today (also feast of St. Joseph the worker), we affirm the dignity of labour and ask the Lord to bless the work of our hands, and we urge the government to bemore committed to creating job opportunities for the youths who do not have to know influential persons to get jobs.
“That even those employed have to always resort to strikes to push home their demands is embarrassing. Government should always sit in meaningful dialogue with Labour Unions, because repeated strikes such as by ASUU and other labour groups do a lot of damage to our educational system and economy.
“Some cynical social media commentators say they are tired of praying with no results. I insist that since we are not tired of eating, breathing, washing ourselves, etc., we should not be tired of praying for our safety, welfare and progress.
“Prayer is what we have to offer for those right now in the hands of terrorists in the bush, and we pray also that God will inspire the concerned authorities to provide all that is required for our security men to fight those crimes that bring so much pain and agony to families and individuals.
“While acknowledging that God is our security, we must all be security conscious. We invoke the Holy Spirit to help us to continue to be resilient and to bear witness to the risen Lord, who lives and reigns forever and ever”, the cleric said.