The Parish Priest of St. Peter’s Catholic Parish Amadu in Takum local government area of Taraba, Very Rev. Fr. Nicholas Kyukyundu has blamed the wave of insecurity in the country on poor teaching of religious education.
Kyukyundu stated this Tuesday in Amadu at the Public presentation of his book: ‘Principles of Religious Education’ to mark his 25 years in priesthood.
The cleric said some of the challenges facing the nation were as a result of lack of application of the core principles of religious education by scholars and preachers, the reason he said motivated him to write the book to make the needed change.
He appreciated all who honoured his invitation, saying their presence has spur him to do more for God and humanity, adding that his 25 years as a Catholic Priest were full of activities and praised God for his mercies upon his life and the church in areas he presided.
The book reviewer, Pastor Abraham Anobur described the author as a patriotic Nigerian who is concerned about the future of the country and the young generation.
He recommended the book to schools and colleges to help teach good moral upbringing among the young generation.
“The challenges of Boko Haram, kidnapping, armed robbery and other social vices are all link to lack of proper teaching of the core principles of religious education. I believe by the time we go back to these core principles and values, our country will overcome these challenges,” he said.
Earlier in a sermon, Rev. Fr. Michael Mchia of St. Gerald Cathedral Katsina -Ala in Benue State, urged Christians to always thank God in all things, as without God, in vain a man laboured.
While congratulating the celebrant for his numerous achievements in priesthood, Mchia appealed to the people of Amadu Parish to support their priest to bring development in the Church and the area.