Africa

Moving Forward in Nigeria

SANKERA, MAKURDI, NIGERIA–ย August 10, 2017

While government forces continue to skirmish with Boko Haram in the northeastern oilfields of the country, progress is being made in other parts of Nigeria. A case in point follows.

In 2009 thirty new students assembled in the library of Holy Ghost College, Sankera, Makurdi, Nigeria. They formed the student body of what was to become the Spiritan Nursery-Primary School, Sankera.

Fast forward to July 22, 2017, and to the celebration marking graduation of the first primary students. Of the sixteen graduates two of the girls secured admission to Divine Love Secondary School, while some of the boys have been admitted to Holy Ghost College.

Prior to dismissing the graduates and their families, the Presider, Fr. Kuha Indyer, CSSp. left them with this reflection…”May the Lord our God be with you, as he was with our ancestors, may he never desert you or cast you out. May he turn your hearts towards him so that you may wholly follow all his ways and keep his commandments, laws, and ordinances he gave to our ancestors”.