'I'm not a happy Nigerian' - Catholic Bishop of Sokoto says

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Mathew Kukah has lamented the present leadership of the country while accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of making it difficult for Nigerians to celebrate in diversity.
EJ
Emeh Joy

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Mathew Kukah has lamented the present leadership of the country while accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of making it difficult for Nigerians to celebrate in diversity.

The cleric said this while speaking at The Platform, an annual conference organised by the Covenant Christian Centre in Lagos State on Thursday.

According to the report on Sahara News, it was a virtual even which was hosted by Poju Oyemade, its convener to commemorate Nigeria's 60th anniversary.

Kukah noted that he was not a happy Nigerian; however, he remains hopeful.

"I think even the most optimistic Nigerian must conceive that we are nowhere near coming to define the real sense of democracy.

"Beyond just going through the process of cycles of an election, we have a very serious problem with recruitment methods", he said.

Bishop Kukah further went on to say, "Reflecting federal character should be like viewing ourselves in the mirror and celebrating our diversity because the table is big enough to occupy everyone.

"But, when you don't have that, and you put all your apples in one basket, naturally, you cannot make headway because you are violating the constitution and thinking that we are in a democracy.

"This President (Buhari) in my view, in the last few years has made it difficult for us to celebrate diversity.

"And Nigerians will concede that a reward system that is so skewed, whether in favour of men, women, Christians or Muslims is unacceptable because when it was time to vote, all of us came out to vote.

"We need to quickly reset the template if we are to take our place after 60 years of independence. If we are unable to provide our people with water, light, food, security, then it is a tough call.

"I am not a happy Nigerian, but I remain a hopeful Nigerian".

Share With Friends