It’s now difficult to project Nigeria’s image abroad in good light – Bishop Kaigama
Nigeria’s image abroad is shameful and a reflection of self inflicted shame through despicable killings across the country, so says the former President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) and Archbishop of Jos, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama.
The revered Bishop who is currently on a working visit to the United states said the gruesome murders in Plateau and Zamfara states have robbed him of the enthusiasm, energy and pride with which he came to Canada and America.
“The flagrant and despicable taking of human lives and the continued destruction to homes and means of livelihood is a disgrace to humanity and a shameful projection of a negative image of Nigerians.
“I came boasting to the various audiences I had – whether in church prayer gatherings or discussion groups, at media interviews or during interactions with officials of Foreign Affairs Ministry, about the huge potentials in Nigeria and how even in the midst of violence caused either by Boko Haram, militant herdsmen or the yet to be identified ‘foreign invaders’, peace is very possible as we are determined to sustain the culture of civilised conduct and peace,” he said.