There is something outstanding about the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Northwest Nigeria, Dr. Matthew Hassan Kukah. His education spans across many disciplines, notable among them leadership and politics in Nigeria. This possibly propels him to continue to work for peace and conflict resolution despite the murky waters of Nigerian politics.
His words: “No President in the world has the kind of power the Nigerian president has and as such, no President in the world can be as irresponsible as the Nigerian President. His power is so much that he can give oil bloc to his girlfriend and many others. You thus can’t be a man of honour and live in a country like Nigeria and not be angry."There is a very high tendency for any Nigerian President to be irresponsible due to the extent of power he wields, Matthew Hassan Kukah, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, has said.
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Most Rev. Dr. Matthew Hassan Kukah has paid a solidarity visit to the Internally Displaced Persons in Gandi, Rabat Local Government Area of Sokoto State. He was there to sympathise with the remaining 4,900 displaced persons who survived the attack by bandits during which not less than 76 persons lost their lives.
Bishop Kukah was accompanied on the visit by some members of the Catholic Community from Sokoto as well as the Zonal and Sector Commanders of the FRSC.
The Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, under the stewardship of Most Rev. Dr. Matthew H. Kukah, donated relief materials to the displaced persons in Jibia, Katsina State.
The delegation led by Rev. Fr. Lawrence Emehel (JDPC Director) & Very Rev. Fr. Eugene Nwachukwu (Dean, Katsina Deanery).
State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) received the materials on behalf of Gov. Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State at the camp premises which had about 1,500 displaced persons.