Archbishop Okeke Admonishes Inmates to Embrace Reformation
The Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha, Most Rev.Valerian Okeke, has admonished Nigerians in prisons to see their situation as an opportunity for sober reflection, prayer and reflection for reformation.
The admonition was given by the Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha in his homily at the celebration of the Mass to mark his 64th birthday celebrated with the inmates of Onitsha Prison, recently in Onitsha, Anambra State.
Archbishop Okeke also assured the inmates that the multi million Naira Skill Acquisition Centre he is building within the prisons will soon be completed and officially opened.
He urged them to take advantage of opportunities the centre will provide to improve their education acquire a skill that will help them live a better life while outside the prison on completion of their sentences.
Speaking on the forthcoming gubernatorial election coming up in the state, Archbishop Okeke urged both the politicians and the people of the state to ensure a very peaceful and orderly election and avoid bloodshed, thuggery and other activities that could lead to destruction of life and properties and affect the development of the state.
Emphasizing that political office is for service and not a do or die affair, Archbishop Okeke urged the politicians in the state to comport themselves in an orderly man, ensure peace and tranquility before, during and after the elections and make Anambra an example of positive electioneering campaign and politics for other states in the country to emulate.