JUST-IN: Kukah Meets Tinubu, Calls for Improved Communication On Economic Plan

Say one year not enough to judge the President.
Seeks National Cohesion

Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, visited President Bola Tinubu at the State House in Abuja on Wednesday.
He was accompanied by the Director of the Kukah Centre in Abuja.
After the meeting, Kukah spoke with State House correspondents, explaining that he had come to invite the President to an event organized by his centre to address national cohesion.
Kukah emphasized that one year is not enough to pass judgment on President Tinubu’s government, despite the various challenges Nigerians are facing.
He acknowledged that the administration is working to address these challenges but urged Nigerians to be patient and understanding.
“I’m sure that many people will tell you that one year is not enough to make a judgement. However, from where we all stand, we know that we are all in a very difficult situation,” he said.
“Nigerians are in various levels of pain and they are pains that are unintended. But, they are as a result of certain policy decisions that hopefully, with time, can be amended in order to serve the welfare of ordinary people.”
Kukah stressed that it is the responsibility of the government to ensure better living conditions and security for its citizens.
He added “I believe that the essence of government is to guarantee the welfare and security of ordinary citizens. I believe that the times that we are in are very very difficult times, and nobody should be under any illusion.”
He urged the government to improve communication with Nigerians, saying,

“My argument has always been that the government needs to very quickly improve the quality of communication so that Nigerians can at least get a sense of how long is it going to be before food is ready.”
Overall, Kukah’s visit and comments emphasized the need for patience, understanding, and improved communication during these challenging times.