He said he’s not surprised by the current challenges facing the country.
Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, and leading social and civil rights crusader, defender of the downtrodden, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has said Nigeria is paying the price for the kind of leaders it had for many years. He said the challenges faced in the fight against covid-19 in the country, does not come as a surprise. He said we are simply reaping what we sowed as a nation.
The Bishop made the statement in a recent interview on the state of the nation.
Kukah who began by acknowledging the efforts of the President, and the members of the Presidential Task Force, said the nation was confronted with a ” very, very difficult problem, a problem that we had no rehearsal for, a problem that nobody would have ever dreamt about, a problem that even the most well equipped, better structured or infrastructured societies have tremendous difficulty in dealing with.”
He added however, that “what we sowed yesterday is what we are reaping; lack of preparedness for anything, our inability, unwillingness, lack of commitment to educating our people, our inabilities, weakness and reluctance to make feeding our people a primary duty and responsibility, our inability to provide for the very basic things that make for the development of good citizenry.
“So, the confusion and the chaos we find around us is largely a manifestation of the job that we did and did very poorly yesterday. I am talking of the years that have come and gone.”
Meanwhile, Covid-19 cases have topped 10,000 following an additional 307 new cases reported by NCDC in the past 24 hours.
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