- The Nigerian presidency has reacted to Bishop Kukah's comments about Buhari
- A presidential aide, Garba Shehu, said Kukah statement did not reflect the reality on ground
- Shehu disclosed why Buhari should not be drawn into the Kwara hijab issue
The Nigerian presidency has faulted Bishop Matthew Kukah’s latest criticism of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, had in his 2021 Easter message said insecurity had escalated under President Muhammadu Buhari’s watch.
But a presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said Kukah did not speak like a man of God by saying the insecurity in the country has deteriorated when compared to 2014, according to Premium Times.
Shehu said Father Mathew Hassan Kukah’s Easter message deviated from facts by aligning to ideology.
“But, in saying that the Boko Haram terrorism is worse than it was in 2015, he did not speak like a man of God. Kukah should go to Borno or Adamawa to ask the citizens there the difference between 2014 and 2021.''
The Cable reported that Shehu accused the bishop of dragging the president into the Hijab issue in Kwara state for political reasons.
He said the hijab issue in Kwara state is a state matter which the courts of the land have adjudicated.
The presidential aide also stated that faulted the claims by the cleric that the current administration does not care for displaced persons.
He pleaded with Nigerians to support efforts by the administration to secure the country and move it forward.
Meanwhile, amid the high level of insecurity in Oyo, Governor Seyi Makinde has identified the people responsible for security challenges across the state.
The governor who revealed that politicians that want to be in power in 2023 are responsible for the state's problems, vowed to expose those politicising the issues.
Daily Trust reports that Makinde made the disclosure while addressing the congregation at St Peters Anglican Cathedral, Aremo, Ibadan, on the occasion of Easter on Sunday, April 4.
In another news, Bello Matawalle, the governor of Zamfara has given reasons for his decision to negotiate with bandits wreaking havoc in his state.
The governor said he chose to tow that path as a measure to curb the continuous waste of innocent citizens’ lives and property, The Nation reported.
Speaking through the commissioner of information, Hon. Ibrahim Magaji Dosara at a briefing in Kaduna on Friday, April 2, Matawalle gave an update on what had been achieved so far in the dialogue process.