Anthony Olubunmi Cardinal Okogie Anthony Olubunmi Cardinal Okogie
Function:
Former Archbishop of Lagos, Nigeria
Title:
Cardinal Priest of Blessed Virgin Mary of Mt. Carmel of Mostacciano
Birthdate:
Jun 16, 1936
Country:
Nigeria
Elevated:
Oct 21, 2003
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English Cardinal Okogie, Admiral Ayinla Charge Govts, the Rich to Assist Less Privilege
Jul 31, 2007
Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie and the former Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Jubrila Ayinla have charged government and individuals to assist the less privilege in the country to acquire sound education.

(Daily Champion (Lagos), 30 July 2007)

By Titus Eleweke
Lagos

Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie and the former Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Jubrila Ayinla have charged government and individuals to assist the less privilege in the country to acquire sound education.

The duo who spoke at the Pacelli School for the blind and partially sighted children's, end of session activities, Arts and Craft exhibition in Lagos Wednesday, agreed that it was time government and the rich in the society assist the poor to acquire sound education.

Okogie said that government and the people should begin to think seriously about the improvement of poor and people with disability in our society.

He said these people need the support of the government and the rich individuals in the society to survive and become responsible citizens in the society adding that physical disability is not a barrier to one's success.

These segment of Nigerians, he said are part of the country crying for help, So that they could, achieve their potentials in life.

He regretted that, in spite of the cry from these people, the government and the rich individuals are not doing anything to help them, instead they are wasting much money on things that are worthless.

He said government should pay more attention on the education of the less privileged and disable in the society for economic development of the nation.

Don't forget, he said that these people are from God as all of us are children of God adding that at the end every one will go back to God.

Whatever you have on earth, you are not going back to God with them, if you cannot do anything to help the poor."

Admiral Ayinla who made a donation of N1 million to the school, urged the privileged in the society to help the less privilege to achieve some high level of productivity in life.
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