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Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, has urged President Bola Tinubu to establish a clear communication channel with Nigerians regarding the timeline for the positive outcomes of his policies.


Speaking to State House reporters on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa after meeting with President Tinubu, Bishop Kukah emphasized that while the current hardships are unintended, they result from necessary policy decisions that are expected to benefit the populace in the long run.

Despite the difficult times, Bishop Kukah stressed the importance of perseverance and renewal, noting that building a good society is a lengthy process.


“We must brace ourselves because building a good society takes a lot of time,” he said.

During the meeting, Bishop Kukah, accompanied by the Director of the Kukah Centre, discussed an invitation for President Tinubu to attend a conference on National cohesion.

He highlighted the need for improved communication from the government to reassure Nigerians about the expected timeline for relief from current hardships.

When asked to evaluate President Tinubu’s first year in office, Bishop Kukah acknowledged the challenging circumstances but emphasized the necessity of patience and ongoing efforts to enhance the welfare and security of citizens.

He stated, “Nigerians are in various levels of pain due to policy decisions, but with time, these can be amended to better serve the people.”

Regarding the political crisis in Rivers State, Bishop Kukah downplayed the severity of political disputes, expressing confidence that politicians have the capacity to resolve their conflicts.

He urged Nigerians not to be overly concerned about political quarrels, noting that Rivers State holds significant importance and will find its way to stability.

Bishop Kukah reiterated the need for government transparency and effective communication to help Nigerians understand and endure the current difficulties as part of the journey toward a better future.

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