Bishop Kukah
Bishop Kukah

BISHOP of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah, yesterday, paid an unscheduled visit to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Abuja, where some top-ranking Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, officials are being detained over graft-related issues. Bishop Kukah, who was conducted round the detention facilities, described it as ‘clean and orderly’ and prayed for Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, Femi FaniKayode and Reuben Abati who have been in detention for the second week running.
The priest, who assessed the state of the detention facilities, said he is satisfied that the EFCC pays premium attention to the wellbeing of detainees by ensuring that the facilities provide comfort to them. Kukah said after the inspection tour, “I discussed with some detained suspects like FaniKayode, Obanikoro and Abati and I am quite pleased that they are looking cheerful. “I was also happy with the humility of the acting chairman who took me round and the way he interacted with the detainees. This is what is important for our country so that nobody takes these kinds of things personal. I am happy I came. “We are all staff of the EFCC to the extent that we want a better country and we are doing what needs to be done. We will continue praying that God guides you, keeps you safe and ensure that we build a country that we all will be proud of. This country has suffered so much, but we hope and pray that we can bring the suffering and trauma to an end as we collectively fight corruption.” The revered priest, who was conducted round the facilities by the acting Chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu, expressed delight that the
Stroke Ambassador, Mrs. Florence Mbogu (r), attending to a participant during a free medical test conducted as part of the ‘Walk & Run against Stroke organised by Stroke Action Nigeria, in commemoration of the World Stroke Day celebration in Abuja, at the weekend.
detainees appeared in high spirits despite the discomfort of temporary restriction. He urged them not to be downcast and to see their current travail as divine. The EFCC chairman told Kukah that the work the commission is doing for Nigeria is not personal but geared towards changing the country for the better. Magu also cleared the air on the detention of the PDP top shots, saying it was not personal. “It is not personal. This is all about Nigeria and making it better. And I think there is a consensus around this,” he said.

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