Where there is no justice, there can be no peace in Nigeria, the Most Rev. Henry Ndukuba said today at the dedication of the Good Shepherd Specialist Hospital. On 14 Jan 2023 Archbishop Ndukuba, the primate of the Church of Nigeria, said at the dedication of the diocesan hospital in Enugu the year 2022 had not been kind to Nigeria.

“The way things have gone has not been for the good of the citizens of this nation. Those in authority may have tried their best, but in some cases they lacked the political will to take the stand that they should have taken to make things work and where there is no justice, there can never be peace. Where some sections are oppressed, I believe that the country cannot be healthy and that is what we have suffered so far,” he said according to the Guardian newspaper.

To turn the country round, the archbishop said individual Nigerians must take the initiative to reform society. “If you do not like the way things have gone and you know that things can be better, this is the time to get involved. We want to urge every citizen to collect his or her PVC, and do not sell your PVC.

He urged Nigerians to vote on 25 Feb 2023’s general election. “Vote for credible people that will govern us; vote for those who are not out there for what they will get. … Vote for those who will be touched by the plight of Nigerians and we believe God that Nigeria will change and get better. We will continue to pray but prayer is not enough. We must take action.”

General elections will be held on 25 February 2023 to elect the President and Vice President and members of the Senate and House of Representatives. Incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari is ineligible to run for another term.