Buhari sacrificing Nigerians for northern interest – Kukah

Buhari sacrificing Nigerians for northern interest – Kukah

The bishop of the Catholic diocese of Sokoto, the Rev. Matthew Kukah, says that the president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retired), has sacrificed Nigerians’ dreams on the altar of nepotism by allegedly pursuing Northern hegemony.

The bishop also said that Nigeria appeared to be heading into darkness under the Buhari regime, noting that the government must explain the mystery behind the endless bloodshed in the country caused by insecurity.

He described Nigeria as a rudderless country where citizens traveled on a ship with no captain or crew and no maps or destination in sight.

Kukah said this Friday in his Christmas message titled “A Nation Seeking Vindication.”

The bishop said: “This government owes the nation an explanation of where it is going, as we seem to be stepping into darkness. The bloodshed must be related to a more sinister plot that is beyond our comprehension. Will we remain bound by these evil men or will they gradually become part of a larger plot to seal the fate of our country?

President Buhari deliberately sacrificed the dreams of those who voted for him for what appeared to be a program to stratify and institutionalize northern hegemony by reducing others in public life to second-class status. It has pursued this counterproductive and alienating policy at the cost of greater national cohesion.

“Every honest Nigerian knows that there is no way a Muslim president who is not from the north of the north could have done a fraction of what President Buhari has done with his nepotism and get away with it. There would have been a military coup a long time ago or we would have been at war. The president may have concluded that Christians will do nothing and will live with these actions. “

Kukah argued that Buhari’s alleged nepotism and his commitment to reinforce the foundations of northern hegemony had serious implications, as prominent Northerners with a conscience had raised the red flag, pointing out the consequences of their nepotism on national cohesion and confidence .

He said that in the context of Nigeria’s never-ending troubles, the country had become a nation shrouded in desolation with the prospects of a failed state staring citizens in the face.

However, he urged Nigerians not to give up despite the pain, sadness and uncertainty on earth, and ordered them to pray to God to save the nation.

He added: “Yes, our dreams have been aborted. Yes, our Commonwealth has been stolen. Yes, our cancer of corruption has metastasized. Yes, we have been guilty of parricide, fratricide and even attempted suicide. Yes, we are hungry, we are angry, thirsty and hungry.

“However, we firmly believe that, regardless of the temptations, the world has seen the worst of times. These may be the worst times, but for men and women of faith, they could be the best. We must remain firm and determined because our redeemer lives (Job 19:25).


The bishop noted that the recent kidnapping of schoolchildren from Kankara in Katsina, along with the kidnapping of schoolchildren in Chibok, Borno State and Dapchi, Yobe State, had further revealed the dangers to which children are exposed in the northern part of the country.

He added: “The Almajiri is the example of the horrible and inhumane conditions of the northern child. It’s a best-kept secret that the region refuses to face, but has now exposed its most vulnerable part. Now, which one (s) next for the children of the North?

“We thank God that the children (Kankara schoolchildren) have been returned safely. This is the easy part. The challenge now is how to deal with the scars inflicted by an abandoned nation that is still unable or unwilling to protect its citizens. Yes, we congratulate the federal and state governments on the rescue operation.

“The biggest issues now are whether the federal government understands the evil network of intrigues to which Boko Haram has linked it. Will the federal government continue to reward and fund Boko Haram by playing its game? How long can this circle of deception last, given that each kidnapping simply strengthens your arsenal?

The president’s chief special assistant for media and publicity, Garba Shehu, did not accept his calls Friday night when Saturday PUNCH tried to get his reaction to Kukah’s message.

He had not yet responded to a message that was sent to him on the matter at the time of submitting this report.