The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Kukah has blamed Nigeria’s problem on irresponsible leaders.
Bishop Kukah alleged that irresponsible leaders were using religion as a tool to divide Nigerians.
He pointed out that there was no rift between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria.
Featuring on TVC on Monday, the clergyman said irresponsible leaders use religion to oppress Nigerians.
“There is a problem between irresponsible leaders who don’t want to govern properly; irresponsible Christian religious leaders who have now seen religion as a tool of oppression instead of a tool for liberation.
“This has been the thrust of my argument because these are two areas of study. With all sense of modesty, I have spent a good part of my life studying theology and studying religion and society.”
Kukah accused the government of failing to establish a system that prioritises the need of Nigerians.
“The Nigerian State has proved itself to be incompetent, grossly malfunctioning, unable, and unwilling to commit the welfare of citizens as the principal basis of governance,” he said.