The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Hassan Kukah, says though Nigerians profess two main religions with strong themes of love and togetherness, s…
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Hassan Kukah, says though
Nigerians profess two main religions with strong themes of love and
togetherness, such themes are rarely ever practised.
The Bishop has now attributed the frequent rise against one
another to the lack of practice of love.
He made the remark on Monday at a ceremony in Adamawa State
where he was invited as a guest of honour.
“In Nigeria, religion has become a liability to us. The
fruits of Christianity and Islam are alien to us, otherwise, we will not be
seeing the fights that go on almost daily around the country. We must begin to
do what our religions demand of us,” Kukah said.
p class=”MsoNormal”>The occasion was the commissioning of the 86 housing units
which the Yola Catholic Diocese built for the Christians and Muslims who had
been living as internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the head church of the
Yola Catholic Diocese.
Bishop Kukah hailed the Yola Catholic Diocese for catering
so equally to Christian and Muslim IDPs alike and especially for building a
mosque rather than just a church at the estate.
He said the dream started seven years ago when his diocese
was suddenly saddled with thousands of IDPs to house and to feed, and that the
need for the estate grew stronger by the years when it became evident that some
of the IDPs could not go back to their original homes because they had lost
He announced that even after resettling the IDPs at the new
estate, his diocese would keep providing their food and other necessities till
later in the year when the IDPs, who are expected to utilize the large expanses
of farmland surrounding the estate.