Yesterday, the Presidency of Nigeria reacted to the criticism of the Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Sokoto, the Reverend Matthew Hassan Kukah, who in his Easter message entitled “Repairing a broken nation.
The metaphor of Easter”, had alleged that all aspects of life in the country had been destroyed while corruption was enthroned under President Muhammadu Buhari.
The bishop, who also criticised the president over his government’s “inability to tackle insecurity and corruption”, further claimed that President Buhari had divided Nigerians on the basis of ethnicity, religion, and region.
In a press release by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, he said that “For a man who has been spreading hate for decades, nothing new in the homily, except for the fact that while millions of Christians were remembering the Lord’s crucifixion on Friday, His descent on Saturday, His resurrection on Sunday, and subsequent appearance to his disciples, Bishop Matthew Kukah was playing politics.
From his pulpit he devoted his Easter message not to Christ’s death and rebirth so Man might be saved – but to damning the government in the most un-Christian terms.
Our guest is Reverend Matthew Hassan Kukah, from Sokoto State of Northern Nigeria.
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