July 30, 2015 – Buhari Praises Catholic Priest Ejike Mbaka, Says He’s A Man Of Integrity
President Muhammadu Buhari has praised the “extraordinary intrepidity” and “remarkable patriotism” of Catholic Priest, Father Ejike Mbaka of the Enugu Adoration Centre.
In a statement issued by a Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a tribute marking Mbaka’s 20th anniversary of priesthood, the president described the cleric as a great priest, who was not afraid to speak truth to power, even at the cost of his life or being hated by leaders in power.
According to Buhari, Mbaka is a remarkable example that religious leaders are the conscience and moral compass of the society.
He said Mbaka rose to the occasion to add his voice in support of good governance and identify with ordinary Nigerians of amid despair and uncertain future.
“one’s voice to make one’s country better has nothing to do with politics, conscience of the nation, religious leaders cannot afford to be aloof or indifferent to the miseries of the people”, he said
[Reported By Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja]