Bishop Kukah Extols Obiano, Makes Case For Cleaner Politics


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The Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, His Lordship, Most Reverend Matthew Hassan Kukah  has commended the governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano for his numerous efforts to speed up the development of Anambra State in the past 18 months.

Bishop Kukah who spoke during a courtesy visit on Governor Obiano at the Government House, Awka on Monday applauded him for the giant strides of his administration and implored him not to relevant in his efforts.

“Your Excellency, we are witnesses to the efforts you have made to serve your people. We ask God to bless you and stay with you and to help you keep Anambra safe,” Bishop Kukah prayed and further observed that it was time politicians made politics a cleaner engagement in order to motivate the younger generations to emulate their footsteps.

Said he; “politicians must strive to make politics noble. When people get a chance to serve, my prayer and hope is that people coming after them would learn from them because politics has become a career.”

He condemned what he described as a visible disconnection between Nigerian leaders and  their subjects and called for provision of an enabling environment  to prepare youths for leadership positions in the future.

Bishop Kukah therefore urged Nigerians who have the opportunity to serve their country to be mindful of the weight of their offices and to set a good example in public conduct.

In his  speech after briefly putting  the Executive Council Meeting on hold to welcome the Bishop  extolled him, for his rare courage, fearlessness  and commitment to the cause of the common man,  stressing that the Bishop  motivates him to  speak their mind on burning issues with honesty and fearlessness.
“I commend your courage in the way you present your views on Nigeria and your ability to speak without fear. Sometimes, we fear that your speeches may land you in trouble, but because you speak the truth, you always speak without fear or favour,” the governor remarked.

Governor Obiano commended Bishop Kukah for his willingness to offer wise counsel to pubic office holders, urging them to see governance as a call to duty. He praised him for his dedication, hinesty and commitment to the spread of the word of God.

Earlier the opening remarks, the Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Ogbuefi Tony Nnacheta observed that Bishop Kukah meant different things to different people, describing him as a scholar, towering intellectual giant, and a Bishop Without Border who  according to him, has been involved not only  in the  religious and political activities in the  Northern Nigeria,  but also in the making of Nigeria for over 20 years.



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