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Nigeria Does Not Need A God-Fearing Leader – Bishop Kukah

The Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah, says Nigeria does not need a man that has the fear of God in him. According to him, fighting corruption and fixing Nigeria requires more than a God-fearing leader. Speaking at a book launch yesterday January 30th, Bishop Kukah said

I have said it severally; let Nigerians keep saying they want a God-fearing leader. Nigeria does not need a God-fearing leader, because God-fearing has become an excuse to appeal to Nigerians and win elections. Governance in Nigeria is a criminalized enterprise and a criminalized state cannot progress; so we must come to terms as to why it is that this country is in such low portion. Fixing this country requires much more than that; national cohesion, holding our country together is the most fundamental project if we are to fix this nation. This is what we need because I am aware of how angry and frustrated Nigerians have become, especially in an environment where people are intrinsically not concerned about corruption but about their inability to access.”

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