Bishop Kukah Is A Selfless, Courageous, Honest Clergyman – Northern Governors


The Northern Governors Forum has described the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Father Matthew Hassan Kukah as a selfless, courageous, honest and kind clergyman who has always been driven by the passion to speak against injustice, oppression and other actions that negate principles of God and his love to humanity.

It specifically urged Bishop Kukah never to relent in speaking truth to power whenever the situation arises.

The Forum which gave the description while felicitating with the Bishop on his 70th birthday, also said that he is a man of God who has remained devoted to his calling as a servant in the Lord’s vineyard and the society at large.

Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong, who stated these in a statement by Dr. Makut Simon Macham, Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State & Chairman, Northern Governors Forum, noted that Bishop Kukah has distinguished himself as a committed and distinguished Nigerian.

Lalong said that the Northern Governors acknowledge Bishop Kukah’s sincere contributions to the efforts in addressing Nigeria’s challenges in education, justice administration, poverty eradication, peaceful coexistence, youth empowerment, and national unity through his consistent advocacy at various fora.

The Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum specifically commended the role Bishop Kukah has played in advancing Nigeria’s democracy and promoting credible, violence-free and acceptable elections as Convener of the National Peace Committee headed by Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, as well as steering national discourse and engagement through his foundation, The Kukah Centre.

Lalong also said the passion and determination of Bishop Kukah to reach out to the youths and speak to them about their role as future leaders of the country has inspired many of them to look beyond the current challenges and work towards building a better nation.

While wishing him many more years of God’s blessings, good health and protection, Lalong said the Northern Governors and Nigeria at large shall continue to benefit from his wealth of knowledge, experience and wise counsel

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