Bishop Of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah Laments The Depth Of Corruption In Nigeria, Calls On Journalist To Follow Examples Of Anthony Enahoro, Nnamdi Azikwe, Others
The Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah, has called on Journalists to follow the footsteps of Anthony Enahoro, Peter Enahoro, Samuel Ikoku, Nnamdi Azikiwe and Obafemi Awolowo, as they have an idea of the type of a society the country needed.
This is as he noted that there are deeper issues of June 12, 1993 presidential election that have remained unresolved.
Bishop Kukah who was speaking at the formal launch of New Narrative newspaper in Lagos said, "corruption has become so bad that it is in every area of our national life."
The Bishop said the issues of June 12 that have not been resolved concerned the content and structure of the system "we are running as a country". He explained that "Democracy is a free exchange of ideas and requires patience."
In his words:
"We are refusing to deal with the difficult questions of how countries are formed and developed.
"Contrary to what has become popular, diversity is an asset. But the critical question is how we manage it. We have become hostages to our environment.
"We live in a very dysfunctional society, where we pretend that things are working." 'We are in a hurry, the challenge with us is that we have outsourced our responsibility.
"The tendency of outsourcing our responsibility to God or external agents makes it possible for us to think about contentedness." he lamented.
Source: Naija News