The Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Osogbo, Most Reverend John Oyejola, has admonished Nigerians not to lose hope for a better country in the new year.
The Bishop in his new year message in Osogbo, urged Nigerians to put their trust in God that 2022 would usher in good tidings.
Bishop Oyejola urged citizens of Osun State not to allow what he described as “stomach infrastructure” to determine their political path.
He said, “Looking back through year 2021, we continue to face the effects of Covid-19, the battering economic hardship, the incessant high level of insecurity across the country”.
“My beloved people, we have commenced another journey now and I know we all have fears, we have doubts, we feel insecure but take courage, do not be afraid. It seems as if our dear nation is in a hopeless state without certainty of the future”. Most Reverend Oyejola stated.
Bishop Oyejola said “Kindly allow me to use the words of Robert F. Kennedy to speak to our leaders that, what we need in this country is not division; not hatred, what we need in Nigeria is not violence and lawlessness, but is love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who suffer within our country irrespective of their ethnicity, religion, sex or political affiliation.
The Bishop admonished Nigerians to continue to pray for Nigeria.
Reporting by Adenita Akinola; editing by Adeniyi Bakare