Bishop Matthew Kukah, President Muhammadu Buhari
Nigeria presidency say dem dey disappointed by Bishop of Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah statements before di United States of America Congress wey criticise President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Inside statement wey Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari sign, di presidency condemn as unfortunate say citizens of Nigeria witness one of dia church men dey criticise dia kontri for front of foreign parliament.
Na during one virtual presentation for US Congress for Washington on di persecution of Christians for Nigeria by armed extremist group for Northern Nigeria, na im Bishop Kukah bin express fear say Nigeria goment under President Muhammadu Buhari no dey handle issues wey concern religious violence well.
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Di Bishop also claim say di extremists dey target many schools for Northern Nigeria especially Christian schools and dem dey “indoctrinate di children. Dem end up converting di children to wives, cooks, spies, sexual slaves and so on.”
But the presidency said thr Bishop said that is only Christian schools that he bandits or terrorists target is not supported by the facts on ground.
“Is very sad to say but also true that victims of crime, kidnapping, banditry and terrorism cut across all level of the society. Sad but true is that bandits steal Kankara students in Katsina State of the same Islamic faith as those that take them away. The same can be true of those that still be hold 134 students of the Islamic School in Tegina in Niger State. The nation witness is sad incident of the female students bandits abduct in Jangebe in Zamfara State and the over 100 mainly Muslim students of the Federal Government Girls College Birnin Yauri in Kebbi State that currently there in captivity.”
“The attacked on Christian students is sad and unacceptable; so also be the case of the abduction of students of other faiths. The claimed that is only Christian schools that they only target is totally untrue.”
The Bishop was also complained to the Congress that Nigeria President is deliberately appoint people of his ethnic group and “faith” into political offices.
He said, “for the first time, the first three people; the President, Senate President and Speaker is all Muslims. This kind of a thing never happen before. So, we require practical and measuring assistance that can help us and out children.”
But the presidency said bias is not in this government.
“Bias is not in this government when the president is northern and Muslim, the vice president southern and Christian, and the cabinet is equally balanced between the two religions.
But nothing in our Constitution to state that political posts must be shared according to ethnicity or faith. It took a twisted frame of mind to person to believe that ethnicity is of primary importance in public appointments. Is yet more troubling to hear Churchman to separate one group in criticism purely on ethnic lines.”
Bishop Kukah is a well recognised Catholic cleric in Nigeria.
He shoot into national limelight when he served as secretary to Nigeria Commission on Human Rights violation that many known as Justice Oputa panel in 2001.
The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission that speak for the examine the state of religious freedom around the world with testimony from Christians that suffer attacks in Nigeria and Muslim minority that suffer persecution in Kazakhstan.