Pro-Biafra Catholic Bishop tells Buhari to dialogue with Kanu and activists
Kukah noted that the pro-Biafran activists are entitled to their agitation and should not be crucified for it.
Matthew Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese has urged the Nigerian president,Muhammadu Buhari to dialogue with Nnamdi Kanu and pro-Biafra activists.
According to a report by Vanguard Newspaper, Kukah noted that the activists are entitled to their agitation and should not be crucified for it.
Speaking at the 41st Convocation Lecture of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, where he delivered a paper entitled “The Pursuit of Happiness: Some Thoughts On Human Rights, Freedom And Justice In Nigeria,” the cleric advised the President to embrace dialogue in order to ensure peace.
In his words, “This country cannot continue this way. The Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has the right to seek Biafra since we have freedom of expression. The problem of Nigeria should not be with Kanu but with those who let the door open.
‘The President of Nigeria or any governor, unless he pays, cannot bring the number of people that Kanu brought out.
‘The anxiety of Nigeria should be that a young man (Kanu) who can bring out this great number of people is worth doing business with,’ he said.
However, Kukah admitted that some greedy individuals had truncated the peace and happiness that are due to the world.