Sokoto, 27 June, 2022 / 9:20 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Bishop of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese has expressed confidence in the growth and spread of Christianity in the West African nation amid multiple cases of persecution of Christians.
Speaking at the commissioning of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Guest House in Sokoto State Saturday, June 25, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah made reference to recent series of attacks targeting Christian worshippers.
“No amount of persecution will push Christianity backward rather forward,” Bishop Kukah said, and urged the people of God in the West African nation “to read what Christians went through in the Roman Empire. God will use our powerlessness to institutionalize his power.”
The Nigerian Catholic Bishop regretted the fact that religion matters in the politics of the West African country. He said, “It is only in Nigeria that religion matters in politics, hence, we have seen misuses of power in the name of religion.”
“Inefficiency is another word for corruption. Nigeria is one funny country where you can do whatever you like and nothing happens,” the Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese said, and added, “You hear people stealing billions and it ends like that.”