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Bishop Kukah solicits adherence to constitution to build a good nation

Bishop Matthew Kukak of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto has tasked Nigerians to adhere strictly to constitutional provisions and guidelines in nation building.

Bishop Kukak said this on Friday in Akure at Odun Ulefunta Oyemekun Festival 2018 Lecture.

The cleric, who was the guest speaker, stated that inability of leaders to play according to rules caused problems in the polity.

The lecture is tagged: ‘Building Blocks for a Good Society.’

“We have a constitution and it is what I call a building blocks for a society and the challenge is to play according to the principles enshrined in our constitution and our sacred books and in reality, it is what politics is all about.

“To build a nation is tied to rules that make us a society because anything that is in hands of human beings and being manipulated is bound to destruction,” he said.

He added that Nigeria has all resources it needed to succeed, saying they were found in wrong hands.

“We have enough for everybody’s needs but tragically our resources are in wrong hands and they are not able to distribute to all Nigerians because a lot of greed.

According to him, Nigeria is not helpless,saying there are alternatives  to adopt rather than violence.

Kukak enjoined Nigerians to always reward ‘those who are doing well’,saying issues and pplicies should be approached scientifically.

“A nation without vision, no goal cannot buikd a good society.

‘Nigeria is either not thinking or not prepared of how to build a good society.

“For us to build a good society, we need to have kind of eyes that monitor it,’he said.

He cautioned Nigerian populace on being accomplices to wrong doings of bad leadership.

Appreciating, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, Deji of Akure, said that the lecture called for self examination and action towards transformation that could bring a good society.

The monarch noted that ‘I know that we cannot continue like this, there must be good change that everyone will be happy’.

“Let us start thinking of building a good society within ourselves,” the monarch said.


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