Bishop Kukah Wins Mundo Negro Fraternity Award


BY SEGUN ADEBAYO, ABUJA – The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto and Founder of the Kukah Centre, Dr Matthew Hassan Kukah, has been declared winner of this Year’s Mundo Negro Fraternity Award.


According to a press statement signed by the Executive Director of The Kukah Centre (TKC), Abuja, Fr Atta Barkindo, PhD, the news of the award was conveyed through a letter signed by Fr. Enrique Bayo Mata, a priest of the Comboni Missionaries and Director of the Madrid-based Spanish Magazine, Mundo Negro.


According to the letter, “Every year, the Magazine organises the Encounter with Africa during which the Award is given to a chosen African personality or institution that has been characterised by their contribution to the construction of a better world and a better African continent”.


Commending the excellent works of the Kukah Centre that was founded by the winner, Fr Barkindo noted that the “Award, which carries a Ten Thousand Euros (EU 10, 000) cash reward, will be formally presented to His Lordship in Madrid on February 3, 2024”.


“We at the Kukah Centre are humbled by this show of appreciation of the contributions of the Founder of our Centre. While we congratulate our Founder, Bishop Kukah, we sincerely thank the initiators of this Award.


“We promise that this Award will spur us all to work even harder in promoting the ideals that Bishop Kukah represents to make the world a better place through the activities of the Kukah Centre”, the statement added.

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