The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), have alleged that some Nigerian women are now into the business of selling their private parts, wombs, ovaries and human eggs as commodities in the global bio‑technology market.
Rev Ignatius Kaigama
This was disclosed by the president of CBCN and Archbishop of Jos, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama during the International Family and Pro‑Life Conference tagged: “Witnesses to the dignity of every human life” which held yesterday, June 5 in Abuja.
According to him, most of the transactions were done with very influential people in the society, adding that some scientists and dubious businessmen use members of the National Assembly to gain legal access to the wombs and ovaries of women and young girls.
Speaking on the topic: “The Catholic Church in Nigeria and the imperative of scaling up pro‑life activities across the country,” Kaigama said Nigerian women have become targets of this act, especially as their fertility is concerned.
“Personal private parts of women, ranging from wombs, ovaries and human eggs risk being put up as commodities for sale at the global biotechnology market-places,” the bishop lamented.
Speaking on the incessant killings in some parts of Nigeria, Kaigama expressed sadness that the human life has become cheaper than a loaf of bread as they are being wasted everywhere, everyday.
The cleric said, “In Nigeria, we have lately become overwhelmed by the spate of reckless killings and spilling of human blood where ritual murders, unresolved assassinations, kidnapping, cultism and terrorism have become part of our daily news and life experiences.
“Regrettably, human life has become cheaper than a loaf of bread. From hijacking and loss of airborne planes to the avoidable mishaps of sinking of ships and ferries loaded with passengers, to the mindless wars and avoidable military conflicts, human lives are wantonly wasted everywhere, everyday.”
He added that all over the world today, human life and the enduring values of human dignity, sanctity of marriage and family life are no longer held in high esteem. They have lost their value due to ideologies, politicians, religious extremists and businessmen and businesswomen.
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