Shock as Bishop Kukah blows hot again

By Amako Nneji December 25, 2015 12:41

Shock as Bishop Kukah blows hot again

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Hassan Kukah, has expressed disappointment in the level of bloodletting in the world, calling on global leaders to imbibe the spirit of peace and sacrifice as exemplified by Christ Jesus as a panacea for eradicating global conflict.

He also condemned the tradition where billions of Naira is spent in running church activities in Nigeria.

This was contained in his Christmas message tagged “Our hope does not disappoint us”, preaching for perseverance especially with the different challenges confronting nations.

“Amidst so much pain, injury, war and death, what can we say today about Christmas and its message of joy and peace to a fractured world?

“Everywhere we turn, blood is being spilled in the name of God and religion. There are no more grey areas,” he added.

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Kukah further stated that the path to peace in today’s Nigeria remains littered with debris of human pain.

Adding that excesses of the deadly Boko haram sect, especially with the adoption of over 200 Chibok girls was a thing of pain and unhappiness. And also took a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari for some of the failed promises.

“The excesses of Boko haram still haunt the landscape. The chibok girls are still not found and we will still spend another Christmas without any hope that laughter will soon return to their homes.

“The engine of political change has still not gathered the steam we had hoped for. The political calendar continues to shift as we witness a domino effect of overturned elections across the states.

”All in all, new anxieties, new battles for power among the elite will likely lead us to loss of more innocent lives and blood.

”The contest for power continues to take its toll and yet we continue to pray for the stability of the ship of state. We call on our leaders to use the power in their hands for services”

On religion, the cleric called on Christians to eschew materialism and focus more on obeying the dictates of the Bible.

“Some people think that religion has failed and others claim that religion is to blame for the woes of the world. Neither of these positions is correct. However, we believers cannot turn our eyes from the fact that we must take a substantial part of the blame for where religion finds itself in our society.”