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February 21, 2017

Insensitivity, problem with Nigerian leaders – Fr. Obika

Rev Fr. JohnBosco Obika has said that insensitivity is the challenge facing most of Nigerian leaders, who have failed to achieve the things expected of them by the masses. The cleric stated this, while delivering a homily during a Holy Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Amaifeke Sunday, September 25, 2016.

According to him, Nigerian politicians during elections go about trying to win the hearts of the electorate by making all sorts of promises to be voted but after their emergence, all the promises made will be forgotten.

Fr. Obika condemned the present difficult condition of Nigeria, which he attributed to bad governance and insensitivity among the leaders. He called on the leaders at all levels to come together and find a lasting solution to the economic recession which is among the challenges facing the nation. He stressed that a leader is known for displaying of wisdom and initiative in times of challenges.

Reflecting on the story of Lazarus and the rich man, he said that God blessed some people in order that they might help the poor in the society with their wealth.

The homilist pointed out that most of the rich in the society have been given the opportunity to help others but fail to make use of it. Some, he regretted siphon the money meant for the provision of social amenities to the people such as good road network, good healthcare services, electricity and water among others for their own selfish interest.

He advised the rich to have a sober reflection on the story of Lazarus and the rich man and make something positive out of it. Fr. Obika enjoined leaders to seek the face of God and his wisdom in order to follow the right path, while urging the public to always remember the country and her leaders in their daily prayers for God’s Devine intervention.

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