Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah, on Tuesday slammed the President of Nigeria Mohammed Buhari for perceived nepotism in his government.
The Bishop stated that under Buhari’s administration, being Muslim had become a recommendation for holding strategic positions in government and military.
This statement was made by the Bishop in his sermon at the Good Shepherd Major Seminary, Kaukau in the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State before the burial of Michael Nnadi, a seminarian, who was assassinated by kidnappers.
Quoting the President, Kukah read out what Buhari said at Chatham House in London before 2015 elections.
“I (Buhari) as a retired general and a former Head of State have always known about our soldiers. They are capable and they are well trained, patriotic, brave and always ready to do their duty.
If I am elected President, the world will have no reason to worry about Nigeria. Nigeria will return to its stabilizing role in West Africa. “We will pay sufficient attention to the welfare of our soldiers in and out of service. We will develop adequate and modern arms and ammunition.
We will improve intelligence gathering and border patrols to choke Boko Haram’s financial and equipment channels. We will be tough on terrorism and tough on its root causes by initiating a comprehensive economic development and promoting infrastructural development…we will always act on time and not allow problems to irresponsibly fester. And I, Muhammadu Buhari, will always lead from the front.”
Bishop Kukah, however, stated that the President continues to dwell in nespotism. He said:
“No one in that hall or anywhere in Nigeria doubted the President who ran his campaign on a tank supposedly full of the fuel of integrity and moral probity. No one could have imagined that in winning the Presidency, General Buhari would bring nepotism and clannishness into the military and the ancillary security agencies, that his government would be marked by supremacist and divisive policies that would push our country to the brink.”
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