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Buhari government institutionalizing nepotism in nation’s affairs – Chidoka
Osita Chidoka, the Former Minister of Aviation and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has supported the submission of Mathew Kukah, the Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, on the likely insensitivity of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to handle myriads of issues affecting Nigeria.
Chidoka lambaste the objections in opposition to the Catholic cleric from the presidency and contended that the current government did not put to bay the rising insecurity, unemployment, assaults on Christian faithfuls and Christian formations throughout the northern part of the nation.
Remembers that Bishop Kukah had lamented the nepotism which he says has characterized President Muhammadu Buhari’s government and advised that although Christians are not going to fight back, however, “God does not sleep”.
Kukah, in his 2020 Christmas message, asserted there could have been a coup or war within the country if a non-Nothern Muslim turns into the president and does a few of the issues Buhari has carried out.
He had stated, “Every honest Nigerian knows that there’s no way any non-Northern Muslim President could have done a fraction of what President Buhari has done by his nepotism and gotten away with it”.
Replying to Bishop Kukah’s position in the state affairs within the nation, the Federal Authorities, encouraged religious leaders to abstain from igniting the embers of ‘hatred and disunity’.
In an announcement handed out in Lagos, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture cautioned that exercising scorched-earth rhetoric right now might set off unintended consequences.
“While religious leaders have a responsibility to speak truth to power, such truth must not come wrapped in anger, hatred, disunity and religious disharmony,” Mohammed stated.
In a post despatched to Daily Post, Osita Chidoka, the ex-Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC) Boss instructed those assigned with power to take heed to the voice of knowledge for solutions to the teething challenges ravaging the nation for the time being.
He stated, “Bishop Kukah is a Man of God. I’ve known him since 1997. He was the Priest who prayed on the day I assumed office as Corps Marshal. He has visited with us at Obosi and recommended me to a program at Harvard School of Government in 2005. I respect him”
“His warnings to the nation are prescient and in the tradition of prophets of old. Utilizing paid jobbers and e-rats to attack him on social media is a sign of the times”
“All is not well with our country. Men of goodwill should speak out and those in power should listen and make amends. May the Lord imbue him with strength and lead him alright”