The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Revd. Matthew Kukah, has urged members of the National Assembly against making laws that can disunite Nigeria. Kukah gave this warning in Abuja while speaking at the 50th birthday celebration of Senator Osita Izunaso and the 11th anniversary of his Kpakpando Foundation for physically challenged persons.In his words, Kukah said: “This country has gone through so much. We have shed so much blood. We are still going through the problem of Boko Haram. We are still going through the problems of Niger-Delta Avengers; we are still going through the problems of Biafra. It saddens me to hear that politicians, again, are filled with the idea of Sharia law.
“I want to call out to the members of the National Assembly. Nigeria does not belong to nobody. It does not belong to Christian. It does not belong to Muslim. It does not belong to APC, or to PDP. It belongs to all of us. Therefore, irrespective of our ethnicity, religion, social status, we all have a role to play in this country. Keeping this country united is paramount. The greatest challenge we face as a nation is National Integration. Everywhere you turn, the country is crying for justice and national cohesion.Therefore, I make the call, the issue of building our country is too important to be left in the hands of executives alone. Those of you who carry the responsibility of guiding our country, who have been entrusted with that service, must do all that lies within your powers to make national cohesion become a day-today reality for every Nigerian.”