Nigeria will continue to experience effects of social retardation if… says Archbishop
According to Most Reverend Ignatius Kaigama, a Catholic archbishop, the equitable distribution of proceeds from sales of personal possessions by early Christian communities should serve as a model for the people of God in Nigeria in various spheres. During a homily at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Pro-Cathedral of Abuja Archdiocese, Kaigama emphasized that Nigeria’s resources must be equitably distributed to avoid continued social retardation in Africa’s most populous nation.
Kaigama noted that the early Christian community was a model of equity, ensuring that no one was left in poverty or misery as they held all things in common. In contrast, Nigeria’s enormous material resources seem insufficient for all citizens due to selfishness, graft, and other vices, leading to gross mismanagement and embezzlement of the country’s common patrimony associated with public service corruption.