Embattled Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah has accused Nigerian politicians of turning the nation into one ‘huge wasteland’.
The renowned clergy while speaking during the wake mass for Archbishop Peter Yariyock Jatau at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cathedral in Kaduna, accused the public office holders of always stealing the nation’s funds and thereafter visit Jerusalem and Saudi Arabia to seek God’s forgiveness.
Kukah in his sermon titled “A Nation in Search of Its Soul” said citizens usually complain that the country is full of churches and mosques but cannot find the values of religions in their leaders.
He added: “We sin at home by stealing the nation’s resources but we seek repentance and forgiveness in Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem in the guise of lesser or higher pilgrimages,”
“Our nation has become one huge wasteland, huge debris of the deceit, lies, treachery, double-dealing and duplicity. Nigerian politicians have turned our politics into a huge trojan horse, a hoax, a hall of guile and dissimulation,” the National Peace Committee member added.
According to him, the continuous combination of the condemnable events has caused disunity in the nation.
“A combination of all these has turned us unto a nation at war with itself,” the Bishop stated.