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SOLEMN PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE KILLINGS IN NIGERIA (CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF LAGOS)

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In view of the spate of incessant gruesome killings in Nigeria, and in solidarity with the Diocese of Makurdi and every family who has lost a dear one in every unfortunate circumstance, irrespective of creed, tribe, religion or political affiliation, we join all Catholics and all men and women of goodwill to express our deepest displeasure with the current state of the nation.

Nature of demonstration: Peaceful, Prayerful, processional and organized movement.

Convener of the demonstration: The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos

Date: Tuesday May 22, 2018.

Kick off venue: St Leo’s Catholic Church, Ikeja.

Time: 10am with the Holy Mass.

Destination of Demonstration: From St Leo’s Ikeja to Governor’s Office, Alausa, Ikeja

Dress Code: Priests are to be in cassock, Sisters in their habits, while all the laity should be in at least a White Top (T-shirt, shirt, buba etc). Wear comfortable shoes/sandals for a proper walk.

Central Message of the Demonstration:

  1. Stop the killings in Nigeria
  2. Federal government must wake up to its responsibility of protecting the life of EVERY NIGERIAN irrespective of creed, tribe or political affiliation.
  3. Federal government must guarantee safety of life and property of every Nigerian everywhere at all times.
  4. Life is sacred; therefore it must be cherished and protected by all means.

What Are We Doing?

  1. Praying for the repose of the souls of all those murdered
  2. Praying for peace in Nigeria
  3. Praying for healing and restoration in all attacked communities
  4. Drawing global attention to the on-going carnage in Nigeria
  5. Setting an agenda for the true national discourse
  6. Speaking to the government to wake up to their responsibilities

Some rules during the procession:

  1. Everyone should come with rosary and a hymn book
  2. Earnestly pray and sing along
  3. Avoid greeting people on the way or idle talks
  4. No buying of things (snacking) along the way during the procession
  5. Don’t litter the roads with trash
  6. No unapproved placards or posters or messages unless the ones produced by the committee. No chanting of sectarian slogans or inciting comments.
  7. Strictly follow the directives of the police, LASTMA officials and the MOD and keep in line.

Please let us make it as peaceful and orderly as possible!

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria!

NB: There will be no afternoon masses in all parishes in the Archdiocese of Lagos.

Signed:

Most Rev Alfred A. Martins

Archbishop of Lagos.

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