The Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN); also known as Caritas Nigeria is the specialised agency of the Catholic Church in Nigeria for coordinating development and Humanitarian interventions. Since its establishment in 2010 by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Caritas Nigeria has reached millions of  beneficiaries  and communities across the length and breadth of Nigeria. Caritas Nigeria is a member of Caritas Internationalis, a global confederation of 166 member nations that shares in the common vision of being the outreach of the Church to those in need.

Caritas Nigeria staff with five other agencies of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria had a 2-day retreat to flag off activities for the New Year.

The annual spiritual ritual which was held on the 6th-7th of January 2022 at St. Gabriel’s Chaplaincy, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria Abuja, was anchored by His Eminence, John Cardinal Olorunfemi Onaiyekan, the former Archbishop of Abuja Archdiocese.
Cardinal John Onaiyekan, enriched the participants on the rudiments of working in the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria and admonished participants to always follow the will of God in all that they do.

Participants from Caritas Nigeria were drawn from all staff from the head office as well as all the states in the country where the organisation has a presence including Borno, Adamawa and Gombe in the Northeast and Delta, Enugu, Cross River, and Edo in the south.

Addressing staff at the end of the retreat, Caritas Nigeria Executive Secretary/CEO, Rev. Fr. Uchechukwu Obodoechina thanked them for turning out in their numbers for the annual event and advised the new and old staff to be diligent in their various bits while working for the organization

Caritas Nigeria new hires were asked to stay behind for a few days to participate in an orientation program designed specifically for them.
Activities for the new year have since begun in all offices and agencies of the Catholic Secretariat


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