Sokoto, 04 October, 2020 / 11:40 pm (ACI Africa).
A Nigerian Bishop has, in his Independence Day message shared with ACI Africa, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to review the ideals of his predecessors and chart a new path for progress, resetting “the clock before it is too late.”
“Mr. President, please reset the clock before it is too late. I pray for you that God will touch your heart so that you embrace the ideals of those who came before you. This is not the Nigeria they dreamt of. This is not the Nigeria you went to war for,” Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah says in his message sent to ACI Africa Friday, October 2.
In the statement dated October 1, the day of Nigeria’s 60th anniversary of independence, the Bishop highlights the gaps in President Buhari’s administration.
“In spite of huge resources after 60 years, we cannot feed our people, we cannot keep our people safe, we are still in darkness, we cannot communicate with one another by roads or railways,” Bishop Kukah says.
He continues, “What we inherited, we have either stolen, broken or thrown away. The nation is a wasteland littered with white elephant projects, conceived and abandoned but all paid for. In Nigeria, governance is a criminal enterprise, not a call to service.”