Rev. Fr. Kennedy Onuigbo, priest in charge of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Enugu State, has expressed concern that Nigeria, after 63 years of independence, is celebrating failure, hardship, and insecurity.
Onuigbo stated during a homily on Sunday that there is corruption everywhere in Nigeria and that the past election demonstrated the degree of the country’s degradation.
He did, however, say that the church had directed the clergy to hold the service in order to ask the Holy Spirit and Our Lady of the Rosary to plead for the country.
While telling the faithful that prayers will restore Nigeria’s greatness, he prayed that the Lord would bless the country with good leaders who would revive the country’s economy.
“What are we celebrating today? We are celebrating 63 years of disarray, 63 years of hardship, and 63 years of corruption. All our roads are not motorable, kidnapping across the country, and unemployment everywhere. Imagine a 63-year-old boy celebrating his birthday without any achievements. We are celebrating total failure and corruption.
“The just concluded election shows that Nigeria has decayed, and it will only take the intervention of God to restore it.
“Church has asked us to use today’s mass to pray for Nigeria and ask for the intercession of Our Mother Mary. Everything will get better again,” he said.