Sokoto Diocese Catholic Archbishop, Most Reverend Matthew Hassan Kukah, has released his Easter message.
In the message, he compared Nigeria to an emergency hospital that is filled to the brim.
The sermon was delivered at the Holy Family Cathedral Sokoto in the early hours of today.
The bishop, who is well-known for speaking truth to power, said that the country needs collective effort to solve its problems.
In his words:
“The challenge of fixing this broken nation is enormous and, as I have said, requires joint efforts.
“With everything literally broken down, our country has become one big emergency national hospital with full occupancy.”
While speaking on the 2023 election, the cleric advised the Nigerians should take lessons from past happenings.
He believed that the next president should be someone with a sense of empathy.
Someone with the ability to fix the broken nation and end imminent destitution and hunger.
Furthermore, he advised presidential aspirants to come up with evidence of antecedents so that people will know their understanding of the country’s problems.
“Whoever wants to govern us must illustrate that he or she understands what has turned our nation into a national hospital.
“And show us plans for our discharge from this horror.”
On ASUU Strike
Bishop Kukah criticized the federal government for not showing enough commitment to keep the universities open.
The Academic Staff of Universities (ASUU) has been on strike since February to press home its demands.
Moremore, he said that FG is not showing enough commitment to getting back victims from kidnappers.
Amnesty For Terrorists
He equally condemned the way the government was handling amnesty for terrorists.
The cleric said that he was not against amnesty but alleged there wasn’t enough information about the whole rehabilitation procedure.
In the Easter message, he reiterated that forgiveness doors must be open always but there should be transparency.