Over 5,000 members of the Lagos Archdiocese Catholic Men Organisation gathered at St. Gregory College, Obalende, Lagos State, for three days to pray for the nation and learn how to improve their lives spiritually and economically.
The Vicar-General of the Lagos Catholic Archdiocese, Right Reverend Monsignor John Aniagwu, said that since men played a very important role in the home and the church, there was the need for such convention to boost their moral and spiritual growth so that they would be able to carry out the mission of the church, which was working for the salvation of souls and the improvement of human lives in the society.
On the issue of the current recession in Nigeria, the cleric said that Nigeria had the human expertise to guide it out of its present economic woes, noting that all government needed to do was to identify those who could salvage the situation by leaving partisan politics out of it.
According to the President, Lagos Catholic Archdiocese, CMO, Mr John Aigbokhaode, “every year, men of the diocese come together to seek the face of God.”
The National President, Catholic Men Organisation, Dr Basil Adebajo, noted that the aim of the convention was to develop the men spiritually and to prepare them for the future.
While assessing the Buhari government, he said that eighteen months was too short to judge or assess them, and advised Nigerians to be patient because there was no gain without suffering.
Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi; Chairman of Diamond Bank, Pascal Dozie; Dame Felicia Okolie; Francisco Abosede; Reverend Father Melvin Mayaiki; Reverend Father Anthony Fadairo, and many others, received awards for their financial and spiritual support toward the growth of the organisation.