The Archbishop who was the immediate past Bishop of Lafia Catholic Diocese, stated this on Sunday during his homily, at the St William Cathedral Lafia, Nasarawa State.
According to him, Nigerians should not just examine persons to be elected or appointed into position of responsibilities, based on human criteria.
He said if people with the fear of God were elected or appointed into position of responsibilities at all levels, the problem confronting the country would be addressed.
Ishaya-Audu added that such persons would practice the fear of God even in governance and execution of policies and programmes, for the good of the entire country.
The cleric also urged Nigerians, expecially the wealthy and privileged, to always assist the needy in the society.
According to him, if all Nigerians will be their brothers and sisters keepers, it will go a long way in addressing the vices in the country.
Ishaya-Audu also called on those wallowing in sins, to repent and accept God as their Lord and Saviour before it becomes too late.
He then announced the commencement of a five-day retreat for all Catholic priests in the diocese of Lafia, scheduled to begin from Monday, May 17.
The cleric explained that the retreat would be his last in Lafia diocese.
He noted that prayers for the state and for an end to the insecurity and other challenges bedeviling the country would also be offered during the retreat.