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Catholic bishop cautions workers against fetish practices


Nsukka (Enugu State) – The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese in Enugu State, Most Rev. Godfrey Onah, has warned workers against indulging in fetish to seek protection.

Onah gave the warning in Nsukka on Wednesday during a special mass organised by workers at the Nsukka local government secretariat.

The bishop said that such activities were detrimental to national development.

According to him, those who feel that they can protect themselves with charms are deceiving themselves since it is only God that gives protection.

“If you know you have any charm in your office, you better go and remove it because you are harming yourself.

“It is unfortunate that the people of Nsukka are known for fetish and masquerades. We should only trust in God as there is no power in charms.

“Whether you are chairman, party stakeholder or worker, you should remember that one day you will give account of yourself before God,’’ he said.

Onah urged political leaders to judiciously use resources meant for the people, saying that corruption was the bane of development in the society.

“Some of the elected officers fail in governance because they use opportunities given to them for selfish interests,” he said.

The bishop urged the workers to be dedicated and hard working, noting that poor attitude to work was a sin before God and man.

In his remarks, the Chairman of Nsukka Local Government Area, Mr Charles Ugwu, thanked the bishop for making out time to worship with them.

Ugwu promised to do his best in providing democracy dividends for the people and called for the support of the workers and the church in moving the council forward.

The mass, officiated by 15 priests, featured special prayers for the council. (NAN)

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