- Bishop Matthew Kukah has warned against the disintegration of the country
- Kukah gave the warning on Sunday, March 7, during a virtual interview
- The cleric noted that Nigerians irrespective of their ethnic or religious background are bound together in one way or the other
The Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, has urged Nigerians to embrace peace and shun ethnic violence, adding that nobody stands to gain anything if the country breaks up.
Vanguard reports that he also said it was not too much for Nigerians to ask the federal government to secure lives and property.
Legit.ng gathered that the bishop noted that government at all levels must provide the enabling environment for citizens to thrive.
Kukah, who stated this in a virtual interview with academic and historian, Toyin Falola, on Sunday, March 7, said no Nigerian in his right sense should pretend that nothing binds the people together.
‘’This 923,768 km that Lugard gave us binds us together. All of us are now global citizens but I know all of us are still nostalgic about this country.
‘’It is not going to remain like this and let none of us be under any illusion that anybody stands to gain anything if this country breaks up, nobody is interested in this country breaking up but the point is that who we were yesterday is no longer who we are today.’’
Kukah also lamented that politicians fall back on clerics when they don’t deliver on the issues of governance, stressing that the Nigerian state must run with a sustainable vision for all to thrive.
He noted that the economic discontentment among Nigerians is one of the causes of insecurity in the country.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Kukah called on religious leaders not to grovel before politicians.
It was reported that he made the plea on Sunday, March 7, during a virtual interview with academic and historian, Toyin Falola, adding that he was worried that religion has become a hostage to the political forces.
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Source: Legit.ng News