Nigerians going through unintended pains – Kukah tells Tinubu

Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, met with President Bola Tinubu, informing him that Nigerians are going through unintended pains.

The duo met on Wednesday at the presidential villa Abuja.

He said while one year may not be enough to judge the present administration, some government policies need to be amended to ameliorate the hardship across the country.

“So many people will tell you that one year is not enough to make a judgment. However, from where we all stand, we know that we are all in a very difficult situation,” the cleric said.

“Nigerians are in various levels of pain—pain that is unintended. There are also certain policy decisions that, hopefully, can be amended in order to serve the welfare of ordinary people.

“I believe that the essence of government is to guarantee the welfare of ordinary citizens. I believe that the times that we are in now are difficult times, and nobody should be under any illusion.

“But this is also time for renewal; we just need to commit ourselves to using a good society.

“It takes a lot of time and cannot be done in one lifetime. For me, the most important thing is to continue on the building blocks of things that are being done well.

“My argument has always been that the government needs to, very quickly, improve the quality of communication so that Nigerians can get a sense of how long it will take before food is ready.”