Bishop Kukah Urges Buhari To Dialogue With Kanu, Biafra Agitators


The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, says pro-Biafra activists are entitled to their agitation and should not be crucified for it.

According to Kukah, since every Nigerian has the right to pursue his or her goal in life, the ongoing agitation for Biafra is legitimate.

Speaking on the topic: “The Pursuit of Happiness: Some Thoughts On Human Rights, Freedom And Justice In Nigeria,” at the 41st Convocation Lecture of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Bishop Kukah advised President Muhammadu Buhari to dialogue with Kanu and his fellow activists, in order to ensure peace.

“This country cannot continue this way. The Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), has the right to seek Biafra since we have freedom of expression. The problem of Nigeria should not be with Kanu but with those who let the door open.

“The President of Nigeria or any governor, unless he pays, cannot bring the number of people that Kanu brought out.

“The anxiety of Nigeria should be that a young man (Kanu) who can bring out this great number of people is worth doing business with,” Bishop Kukah said.

The cleric also called on Nigerians, especially politicians, to strip themselves of lust for power and greed for material gain, saying they do not bring happiness.