President Buhari has come under a barrage of attacks from someone who rarely attacks his administration.
The Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah, on Tuesday blasted the President for perceived nepotism in his government.
The Bishop claimed that under Buhari’s watch Being a Muslim had become a criteria for holding strategic positions in government and the military.
Kukah stated this in his sermon at the Good Shepherd Major Seminary, Kaukau in the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State before the burial of Michael Nnadi, a seminarian, who was killed by kidnappers.
The cleric recalled instances in the past where the President promised to end insecurity if elected president.
Quoting the President, Kukah said Buhari at Chatham House in London before 2015 elections, said,
“I (Buhari) as a retired general and a former Head of State have always known about our soldiers. They are capable and they are well trained, patriotic, brave and always ready to do their duty.
If I am elected President, the world will have no reason to worry about Nigeria. Nigeria will return to its stabilizing role in West Africa. “We will pay sufficient attention to the welfare of our soldiers in and out of service. We will develop adequate and modern arms and ammunition.
We will improve intelligence gathering and border patrols to choke Boko Haram’s financial and equipment channels. We will be tough on terrorism and tough on its root causes by initiating a comprehensive economic development and promoting infrastructural development…we will always act on time and not allow problems to irresponsibly fester. And I, Muhammadu Buhari, will always lead from the front.”
Kukah, however, noted that the reverse was the case as the President continued to wallow in insensitivity and despotism.
Buhari has brought nepotism into military, says Kukah The cleric stated,
“No one in that hall or anywhere in Nigeria doubted the President who ran his campaign on a tank supposedly full of the fuel of integrity and moral probity. No one could have imagined that in winning the Presidency, General Buhari would bring nepotism and clannishness into the military and the ancillary security agencies, that his government would be marked by supremacist and divisive policies that would push our country to the brink.” He said