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Catholic Church tasks FG on escalating insecurity

The federal government has been charged to take urgent action to address the escalating insecurity across the country.

 

The CSN raised concerns over national security, corruption, and the critical role of family in societal values during a parley with journalists in Abuja.

The Secretary General of CSN, Rev. Father Zacharia Samjumi, who was represented by his Deputy, Father Michael Banjo, made an appeal to government officials, as he urged them to secure the nation.

“While we are not allowed to go into the field to provide the necessary military power to secure the nation, we appeal to the consciences of government officials when we meet with them. We appeal to the government to fulfil its primary duties of securing lives and properties,” stated Fr. Banjo.

Furthermore, Samjumi highlighted the intrinsic link between the health of family units and the state of the nation.

“Whatever is happening in society is a reflection of the situation in families, as families are the building blocks of society,” he remarked, underscoring the church’s limited capacity to directly influence each family’s role in raising children away from criminal activities.

While addressing issues within the Church itself, Father Samjumi acknowledged the challenges posed by ‘irregular communions’ and emphasized the need for ongoing dialogue to bridge divisions and promote inclusivity.

He re-emphasised the importance of the synodality process for the country, as he advocated for a sincere dialogue that respects the dignity of every Nigerian and promotes national unity despite cultural differences.

Also, the National Director of Social Communications at the CSN, Rev. Fr. Michael Nsikak Umoh, who described the current societal challenges in Nigeria as overwhelming, stressed the crucial role of media as allies in navigating these tumultuous times.

He condemned the killings of children in schools and defined the current insecurity situation as a battle between good and evil, stressing the urgency of ensuring safety for children in educational institutions.

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