Matthew Kukah, the Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, sobbed about the level of insecurity in Nigeria while in Kaduna for the burial of 18-year-old Michael Nnadi, the seminarian who was killed by bandits .
On Tuesday, February 11, while addressing the oration at the Good Shepherd Major Seminary, Kaukau, Chikun Local Government Area, Kaduna State, Bishop Kukah suggested that the leaders of Nigeria are only faithful to their positions and not to the country. As a result, Nigeria does not have any values that any citizen would to die for.
He also lamented that citizens of some other countries are willing to risk their lives for their nations but this isn’t the case in Nigeria because there is nothing that the citizens can be ready to die for.
He said, “Nigeria is at a point where we must call for a verdict. There must be something that a man, nay, a nation should be ready to die for.
Unfortunately, today, Nigeria, does not possess that set of goals or values for which any sane citizen is prepared to die for her.
“Perhaps, I should correct myself and say that the average officeholder is ready to die to protect his office but not for the nation that has given him or her that office.”
He went on to say President Muhammadu Buhari runs the “most nepotistic and solipsistic government in known history.”
18-year-old Nigerian seminarian, Michael Nnadi was kidnapped along with three other seminarians on the night of 8 January. Gunmen attacked the Good Shepherd Seminary in Kakau, Kaduna state. While three others were later released, Michael was separated from the others and murdered. A Kaduna-based doctor’s wife was also killed by the kidnapping gang.