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Kukah Tasks Politicians On Insecurity

Posted: May 16, 2015 at 5:14 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Augustine Adah,  Lagos


The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah, has urged elected politicians to ensure that they maintain peace at all times. Bishop Kukah gave the suggestion while reviewing the book on Amaechi’s legacies in Lagos.

“The country has gone through a traumatic experience in the past few years of Boko Haram insurgency in the country, it is better we do what is needed to avoid such ugly experience in the future,” Kukah said.

He further stated that whatever the country is going to achieve in the next democratic experience depends on the level of peace in the country.  “No country that wants to achieve development will ignore peaceful condition.”

The clergy man expressed confidence that with the promise by the incoming president to make security as one of the cardinal focus of the administration, Nigeria may heave a sigh of relief.

Kukah further said that, today, millions of Nigerians are internally displaced due to the activities of Boko Haram insurgency. He urged the incoming administration to do something urgently to end their plight.

Bishop Kukah who described Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State, as a second home narrated the previous effort made by him and other Nigerians to bring peace to the area during the period of militancy.

Kukah expressed worry over the recent turn of events in the state and urged people to embrace peace. “We are worried by the turn of events in the state which is gradually turning the state to centre of violence.”

He commended Gov. Amaechi for his modest achievement which has transformed the state. He urged the incoming administration to be steadfast and committed to the wellbeing of the people.

He commended the editors of the book for their painstaking effort in documenting the achievement of the governor for further reference. According to Kukah; “Despite some flaws in the book, it is a good material that the present and future generations would find useful.”