The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, has said he remained unapologetic to those who perceived him to be an ardent critic of President Muhammadu Buhari-led’s administration.
Bishop Kukah disclosed this while speaking with journalists in Sokoto State.
He said, “All that I have been clamoring for are not personal. There are two issues that bothered me with this administration. One is the quantum of loss of lives and I don’t think there is anybody who is happy about this.
The second is the allocation of positions with favoritism and nepotism. One thing lacking in this administration is the inability to manage our sense of diversity.
I have always been a critic of government before this administration and I stand on my challenge to those who don’t reason along with me to counter my position with superior argument.
Nigerians are still to learn how to disagree on the disagreeable. We are still to learn how to debate without argument and we are still to agree that some of our best friends are those that criticize us. Criticism is not abused; it is what purifies democracy.”
Bishop Kukah further explained that modalities for his plan to take 50,000 families out of poverty through an empowerment programme will be rolled out next year.
He added, “I am not getting younger because I will be 70 next year. To God be the glory, the scholarship programme I started years back is still running and I intend to do more because I am not thinking of building a house or buying a new car.
I intend to achieve this empowerment dream with practical human solution-oriented ideas that can bring change to the lives of Nigerians through supports from my friends.” Bishop Kukah said
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Kukah on Sunday berated the current administration for its handling of Nigeria’s security challenges, saying Boko Haram terrorists are consuming the Nation under President Muhammadu Buhari’s watch.