Nigeria Does Not Need A God Fearing Leader– Bishop Kukah

By Ikenga Chronicles January 31, 2018

Nigeria Does Not Need A God Fearing Leader– Bishop Kukah

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, said that Nigeria does not need only a God fearing leader to fight corruption.

Kukah made this known in a public presentation of a book entitled “The Shadow List’’ written by Todd Moss and organised by the African Centre for Media and Information Literacy in Abuja.

“To fight corruption and build a just society is not just about goodwill. This is to say that fixing this country requires much more than goodwill.

“I once said that Nigeria doesn’t need a God-fearing leader because God-fearing has become an excuse. If you want to be God-fearing, you can either go and become an Imam or a priest,” he said.

The clergyman wondered why every time Nigerians get excited about a new administration, the excitement gets short-lived.

“Nobody could have imagined that three years down the line we would be feeling the way we are feeling.

“And if you know Nigerians well, rather than thinking about the solution to the problem, we are waiting for a few Generals or a few men to tell us when or where they have found a ‘silver bullet’,”he said.