The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, has said his constant criticism of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is not based on personal terms.
According to the Christian cleric, the spate of killings and selectiveness of the Buhari administration on major appointments is quite alarming that he couldn’t just look away.
Naija News understands that Bishop Kukah said while addressing Journalists in Sokoto on Thursday that he remains unapologetic to those who perceived him to be an ardent critic of the incumbent government.
He said, “All that I have been clamouring for are not personal. Two issues bothered me with this administration. One is the quantum of loss of lives and I don’t think there is anybody happy about this.
“The second is the allocation of position with favouritism 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 criticise us. Criticism is not abuse; it is what purifies democracy.”
Speaking on his humanitarian services, Kukah explained that modalities for his plan to take 50,000 families out of poverty through an empowerment programme will be rolled out next year, Naija News reports.
He said, “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.”
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