Kukah speaks out against misuse of religion in Nigerian politics

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah has expressed his displeasure with the way politics is handled in Nigeria, saying that it is only in Nigeria that religion matters in politics; hence the reason for the abuse of power in the name of religion.

While decrying that religion seems to have gradually become citizenship rather than nationality in Nigeria, Kukah said the abuse of religion has become a matter of concern in the regime.

Kukah said this in Sokoto on Saturday during the inauguration of the Christian Association of Nigeria Guest House in the state.

To Nigerian Christians, the Bishop said inefficiency is what made things matter.

He said, “Inefficiency is another word for corruption. Nigeria is a funny country where you can do whatever you want and nothing happens. You hear people stealing billions and it ends like this.

In his advice against the hoarding of ungodly wealth, Kukah said: “The Kingdom of God is not built on material blocks, so we have to be somewhat limited in how aggressively we hoard materials if they are bad roots.”

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