The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Kukah, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to address the nation on the ongoing turbulence in the nation.
Speaking in a live interview on Channels Television’s Politics on Wednesday, October 22, the clergyman said protests and violence will even get more serious should the president fail to addresses the nation. Reacting to the unrest as a result of the massacre of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos State, Kukah doubt if Buhari is listening to wise counsel concerning the incidents.
He said, “Unfortunately for us, we have a President that seems almost unwilling to respond to the kind of reflexes that show evidence that he is listening to wise counsel.
“Time is not on our side. You cannot kill people on the streets of Nigeria and 24 hours after, the President has still not spoken. Now, this culture of I-don’t-care has matured to this point where we see corpses on the rod and nothing has changed.”
“What the youths are doing today is of much momentum and significance. And let the truth be told, we are not going to see the end of this so soon unless and until the President somehow wakes up to the fact that we have a major crisis on our hands.
He added, “Ordinarily, it is not possible that we have this much blood on the streets of Nigeria yet there is no national broadcast, there is no show of empathy and nobody has lost his job.”
About three weeks ago, Rev Matthew Kukah blamed Nigeria politicians for the agitation for the actualization of Biafra, Naija News recalls. According to the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, the call for Nigeria to break up is a result of corruption in the country.