• July 23, 2021

Bishop Kukah: Economic Discontent Root Cause Of Insecurity In Nigeria

By Olivia Isibor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – According to Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, economic discontentment among Nigerians is one of the causes of insecurity in the country.

The fiery cleric stated this via a virtual interview with academic and historian, Toyin Falola, on Sunday.

In his words: “To create a good society, you don’t treat unequal people equally and you don’t treat equal people unequally because if you have a society where just being a woman penalises you, or just belonging to a different religion penalises you or just being of a different social class penalises you, then you don’t have the hope of pulling together the resources, mental ability and otherwise that people have.

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.“So, for me, in the final analysis is how do you create an environment where everybody thrives according to their abilities?

‘’That is the responsibilities of those who create and manage the state because not everybody is going to be a civil servant, not everybody is looking for a job from government, people just want to be able to do the things they need to do.

“But now, if you have a country where you can’t even do the things you want to do whether you are a government official or a private citizen because of insecurity, because the light is not there, because the roads are not there, then you have a problem.

‘’You don’t need a prophet to tell you that that society is breeding and creating discontentment that could manifest itself in violence,’’ Kukah said.

Agenda Watchdog

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