Worried by the incessant killings, bloodbaths and violence in the country, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, said that Nigerians need a new government that will do the right thing, noting that President Muhammadu Buhari’s led federal government has scored poorly in the discharge of its constitutional responsibility of protecting lives and properties in the country.
Speaking to newsmen in Ilorin, Kwara state, on the sidelines of the ordination of Bishop Paul Olawoore as the Bishop of Ilorin Catholic diocese, Onaiyekan said that the Nigerian Bishops have lost confidence in Buhari’s administration.
His words, “One life lost is one life too many. It does not matter whether they are Christians, Muslims or nobody. Even one Muslim killed worries me as much as Christians killed. There are various reasons for wanting to kill. We should go to the root of that. That is the job of the government which it is not doing.
“This is why we bishops of Nigeria have said we have lost confidence in the present government. We look to God to give us a government that will do the right thing”, he said.