By Rev Fr John Damian Adizie
An adage says, When components are filthy they are taken to the stream for washing but when the stream or water is poll-uted what can just one use to clean a soiled h2o? This is just what has played out in the so-referred to as miss-ing mace at the Nationwide Assembly.
The method with which the mace was smuggled out of the cha-mber by hoodlums exhibits the degree of insecurity and vulnerability in our region Nigeria. The so-named dra-ma or child’s engage in is grad-ually obtaining out of hand!
The mace, I suppose, is the symbol of authority in any presented nation. I normally see the mace as a lawful and even a sacred image. If the security companies could not defend an ordi-nary mace how are we su-re that they could guard the customers of the House of assembly.
With this mi-ssing mace it has now be-arrive noticeable that if pro-for every measures are not ta-ken anybody could simply wander into the chamber and kidnap either the Senate President or any senator without any strain.
Most people are now com-menting on the lacking mace. What about the issue of in-protection acr-oss the nation. Nearly on weekly foundation people are los-ing their life to the so-phone-ed herdsmen, who have taken in excess of the total nation. The newest assault on Tuesday morning where by two Cath-olic monks and 17 parish-ioners were killed at St. Ignatius Catholic Parish, Ukpor, MbaLom, Gwer East nearby governing administration space of Benue State is a apparent indication that items have fully fallen apart. Imagine, sacred pla-ces like church buildings are no for a longer period secured!
As the senators are fast paced talking about how to secure their mace, might I remind them and all the government leaders that it is substantial time they locate a very last-ing remedy to the pro-blem of insecurity in Niger-ia. We are not able to continue to die in silence while hund-reds of vulnerable people continue to keep shedding their lives in cold blood. If, even so, the govt are not able to protected the lives of its citizens they really should be humble plenty of to confess it and then do the needful.
No a single provides what he does not have. If the federal government can not pro-tect their mace, their symbol of authority, how are we absolutely sure they are capable sufficient to defend the life and properties of its citizens? Are we actually on protected arms?
Well, as an alternative of relying on politicians for our security, in a scenario like ours Psalm 121:1 gives a way out: “I look to the mountains in which cometh my assistance? My assistance will come from the Lord, who produced heaven and earth.”
Our defense and se-curity arrives from God and God by itself! May well He carry on to guard us and our dear country by way of Christ our Lord – Amen!