A cross-section of participants at the Catholic Laity Council of Nigeria National Executive Meeting at Pankshin Diocese, Plateau State, Nigeria

By Josef Ishu

The Catholic Laity Council of Nigeria (CLCN) rose from her 144th National Executive Council meeting held at the Holy Cross Cathedral, Pankshin Diocese, Pankshin, Plateau State, with the unanimous resolution to be bold enough to speak truth to power without fear or favour at all times.

The Council also condemned the activities of killer-herders, banditry, kidnapping and the proliferation of deadly weapons in the country which has affected the socio-economic and political activities as well as threatening the unity of Nigeria.

The resolution signed by the CLCN Acting National President, Sir Vincent Adiel, KSJI and the National Secretary-General, Hon. (Sir) Henry H. Yunkwap, KSJI, JP frowned at the rising cases of abduction of schoolchildren which has grave implications on educational system and advised the Government to put in place well-laid security measures to curb the ugly trend.

The Council equally frowned at the continuous suppression of the minority ethnic nationalities in Nigeria particularly in political appointments.

The Council acknowledged that Covid-19 is real and lives with us and therefore urged the citizens to adhere to all Covid-19 Protocols as prescribed by the government.