Bishop Hassan Kukah Worried over the Way Churches and Mosques Give Recognition to Corrupt Citizens

Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, has complained on the way churches and mosques bestow honour on corrupt men and women in the country, thereby encouraging the immoral act.

Kukah was speaking as the guest speaker at the 5th annual lecture of Providence Baptist Church, Dopemu, Lagos, on Saturday. He said such recognition had diminished the clergy’s moral voices. According to him, “The stories of corrupt men and women being given recognition by their churches or mosques as gallant sons and daughters, the embarrassing stories of pastors displaying conspicuous wealth as we hear from the purchases of private jets and so on, clearly diminish our moral voice.”

Delivering a lecture titled, ‘Church and state in the pursuit of common good’, delivered on his behalf by the Administrator, Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos, Rev. Pascal Nwaezeakpu, Kukah lamented that various institutions in the country had been weakened by corruption and destroyed by political manipulation.

He therefore pointed out that Nigerians must embark on mechanisms that would restore confidence in the security and law enforcement agencies. He said the looting of the state treasury, abuse of power and mismanagement of resources remained a source of worry in the country. Kukah said the church needed to use the wealth of her teaching to encourage Christians to imbibe the values and virtues of the scriptures.


  1. ………Matters Arising;
    First, change of Name: We the twins, formerly known as Pharisee and Sadducee in Jerusalem, 2000+ years ago wish to be known and addressed now as “General-Overseer” and “Man-of-god” in Nigeria. Everyone please take note.
    Secondly, apologies to Rev. Martin Luther and co: It has been proven beyond all reasonable doubt that the Heroic efforts of these men in making the Holy B
    ible assessable to Everyone is now in Vain as many have once more surrendered their rights of Bible Studying in the Hands of these few GOs/MoG and hence swallow “Hook-Line-and-Sinker” whatever that’s feed them by these Church Leaders.
    Thirdly, Our Private-Jets flying GOs are now justifying their Riches with that of King David and Solomon. Verily, Verily, someday very soon, they’ll also justify their numerous Wives and Concubines on these Great Kings, and will even acquire the “Ministry” of wives of some of their members.
    Finally, I challenge Mr. CAN President to an Oath at Okija Shrine to Swear if it wasn’t really his Congregation that bought the Jet for him or………………