The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto State, Matthew Hassan Kukah, on his appointment into the Papal Dicastery on the Promotion of Integral Human Development,
This came a few days after President Muhammadu Buhari remained silent, refusing to congratulate Bishop Kukah after the Pope’s appointment.
Governor Fayemi, in a personally signed congratulatory letter by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, stated that the appointment is an unequivocal expression of Pope Francis’ confidence in Bishop Kukah’s ability to be an “impeccable Advisor on a wide range of human development issues”.
He described the Dicastery as a perfect place for Bishop Kukah, because it is one of the apostolic ministrations of the Papal, in “reaching the weak, seeking social justice, and ending all forms of practices inimical to the dignity of man.
His words: “It goes without saying that your role as a Pastor, Social Commentator, Public Intellectual, Peace-Maker, Interfaith Conciliator, and Fighter for the rights of the underprivileged, readily recommends you for this latest addition to your enviable pedigree as a social justice crusader.”
He added that he has no doubt that the Bishop will bring his competence and character to bear on his new role.
“On behalf of my wife, the government and good people of Ekiti State, kindly accept my best wishes, as you resume your new role Bishop.”
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