Government Insincere In Distribution of Palliatives – Catholic Bishop, Ilorin Diocese

Oluseyi Dasilva



The Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Ilorin, Most Rev. Paul Adegboyega has berated government both state and federal with the manner in which palliatives are being distributed across the country.

Bishop Adegboyega also faulted the claim by government on how the home school feeding programme of the federal government is being said to be executed despite that schools are not even in session doubting sincerity of the purpose.

He also raised questions as to who and who were said to be given the said palliatives of the government when almost everyone around claimed they never benefited, again asking “where did all the palliatives go to?”

Most Rev. Paul Adegboyega who was addressing a handful of journalists on Sunday while marking the world communications day at the Bishop Court of Catholic Church, Tanke junction, Ilorin said that the church is being very obedient as instructed in the scriptures, lamenting that religious organizations were not carried along before the lock down of churches, whereas the federal government took such steps before doing same up there.


Bishop Adegboyega earlier in his sermons to some members of the Catholic Communication group admonished well to do Christians and all Nigerians to see the COVID 19 season as a period to give more amrs to the have nots because there is hunger in the land.

He said the church plays her own part as expected admonishing Christians to be closer to God and take time to spend time in his presence, praying for healing of the land from COVID 19 and glorifying God in whatever they do.

He expoused the essence of celebrating communications day stressing the need for spreading of good news by spreading only news that can help in building a better society where peace and tranquility reigns.

The Clergy man explained the role of prayer and the role of the Holy Spirit as a guide to the life of Christians for the ability to peform their God given roles in the society.

In his Welcome address, Reverend Father Christopher  Atoyebi, Director of social communications, Catholic diocese of Ilorin explain that the Holy Father had given the communication centre the task of spreading the truth through good stories that build, not tear down the society.

He further explained that the communications directorate was mandated to project the Pope’s message in terms of films and the use of the media telling good stories that unify the world and fulfilling the mind of God.

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