Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, has lashed at President Muhammadu Buhari, challenging him to take responsibility.
He reminded President Buhari that Nigerians knew there was problem and voted him to power to solve them and not to be agonising, crying and blaming the previous governments.
The outspoken Bishop Kukah stated this while addressing newsmen at a dinner organised by Ondo State Government at the close of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigerian (CBCN) in Akure, the state capital.
He was reacting to President Buhari’s statement that he inherited nothing from the three presidents of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who were in power before him.
Meanwhile, the former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor and now Emir of Kano, Muhammad Lamido Sanusi II, has urged President Buhari to seek the counsel of experts in attacking the present economic crisis in the country.
The Emir stated this at the Government House, Kano, during the traditional Sallah Durbar (Hawan Nasarawa).
According to him, consulting experts would help in articulating appropriate solutions to the crisis, and reduce the hardship of the people.
Kukah on his part, said, “The previous government didn’t only do bad things, it did a lot of good things,” Kukah reminded Buhari, referring to President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.
He continued, “I think the business of government is not our business; our business is: if the previous government did bad, that is why we voted a new government. It is really about taking responsibility. No matter how much you praise or abuse Jonathan, he is not the President of Nigeria. I think people must understand, you take power to solve problems, not to agonize.
“We are not asking you to change the whole world. Jonathan created problems but we are now riding a train between Abuja and Kaduna; the train wasn’t there before. Things that Jonathan did that can help Nigeria, let’s continue with them. “On the bad things that Jonathan did, those who deserve to go to prison should go to prison, but sending people to prison will only be useful if it puts bread on the table of people.”
He frowned at the way Buhari government is handling the economic situation in the country.
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