The Archbishop Catholic Arch Diocese of Kaduna, Most Rev. Mathew Man-Oso Ndagoso, has called on those who have stolen the nation’s money and kept in America or elsewhere to repent and return the funds.
Archbishop said Nigeria is almost like a begging nation now, urging President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently address the sufferings of the people.
Speaking with journalists in Kaduna to mark World Year of Mercy Celebration, Archbishop Ndagoso explained that, there are very clear signs that people are suffering in the country, noting that the hardship is caused by recklessness and lack of concerns for others.
Archbishop Ndagoso said, “If the stolen funds are returned, they should be properly used to make a life worth living for Nigerians”.
He warned that recovering looted funds only to be re-looted again would be dangerous.
Archbishop Ndagoso stressed, “Our nation is almost like a begging nation now, because workers cannot be paid, pensioners are dying everybody is suffering and people are asking again what do we do with these people? Well again we are people of hope, for those who have stolen our wealth; I know mercy and justice go together. God is merciful and just God”.
“Those who have stolen our money if they can bring it back, restitute it is a sign you are repentant and therefore those who stole our money and kept in America, whether they have built houses in Abuja or Kaduna or anywhere I think they should return it and if it is returned it should be properly used to make a life worth living for Nigerians and warned of the danger of recovering looted funds only to be re-looted again”.
“For us Christians look at what happened to good thief on the cross at the very last minute that he made paradise. So the point simply is that you can never say it is over until somebody breaths his last”
Archbishop added, “We all know what is happening in the country, even myself as Archbishop I am feeling the pinch, there are very clear signs that people are suffering in the land”.