Buhari to Kukah: You’re Nigeria’s most vigorous fighter

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BY TIMOTHY AGBOR

Uba Group

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev Matthew Kukah as most vigorous fighter.

Femi Adesina, the President’s media aide said Buhari told the fiery clergy man this on Wednesday when Executive members of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria visited the State House in Abuja,

A message Adesina posted on his verified Facebook page and titled: “What’s Bishop Kukah Cooking Again?” revealed that Buhari shook hands with Kukah not withstanding the bishop’s criticism of his government.

“Matthew Hassan Kukah, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, was among Executive members of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) who visited President Muhammadu Buhari at State House, Abuja, on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.

“Recall that at Christmas, the Bishop had given a homily that was unduly critical of the President, and which was filled with inexactitudes. I had responded via an article entitled; Kukah, Don’t Cook Me Nonsense.

“When the Bishop came into the Council Chamber, venue of the visit, he pulled me, and started laughing, asking whether we should be fighting or greeting each other. We laughed heartily.

“During group photographs, the President, never holding malice against anyone, shook hands with the Bishop, describing him as “most vigorous fighter.”

“After it all, the Bishop invited me for a personal picture with him.

“Bishop Kukah was cooking peace this time, and how refreshing it was,” Adesina wrote with some accompanying pictures he took with the Catholic bishop.