Bishop Kukah has criticized the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari of probing “perceived thieves”, and instead asked him to focus on governance.
Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah who is the current Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto made this statement spoke on Wednesday while addressing journalists after a closed-door meeting between the National Peace Committee and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara in Abuja.
Bishop Kukah advised President Buhari to concentrate his efforts on providing good governance, rather than expending his energies on probing deeds of past government office holders.
He said it was better for the government of the day to avoid getting distracted from the core business of governance on account of too much talk about probe.
The Abdulsalami Abubakar-led National Peace Committee has in general been against President Buhari’s probe of the previous government, but the President has been resolute on his stand insisting that all corrupt officials from the past government will be brought to book.
Bishop Kukah has been facing outlash by Nigerians on social media who want to know why offenders should not be probed and prosecuted for their crimes while in office.