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Northern Governor Felicitates With Catholic Bishop Of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah As He Turns 70yrs, Calls Him Distinguished.

Bishop Matthew Kukah.

The Northern Governors Forum has felicitated with prominent clergyman and Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Hassan Kukah on his 70th birthday.

Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong in a message described Bishop Kukah as a man of God who has remained devoted to his calling as a servant in the Lord's vineyard and the society at large.

Lalong said Bishop Kukah has distinguished himself as a selfless, courageous, honest and kind clergyman who has always been driven by the passion to speak against injustice, oppression and other actions that negate principles of God and his love to humanity. 

He said the Northern Governors acknowledge his sincere contributions to the efforts in addressing Nigeria's challenges in education, justice administration, poverty eradication, peaceful coexistence, youth empowerment, and national unity through his consistent advocacy at various fora.

The Governor specifically commended the role Bishop Kukah has played in advancing Nigeria's democracy and promoting credible, violence-free and acceptable elections as Convener of the National Peace Committee headed by Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, as well as steering national discourse and engagement through his foundation, The Kukah Centre. 

Lalong said the passion and determination of Bishop Kukah to reach out to the youths and speak to them about their role as future leaders of the country has inspired many of them to look beyond the current challenges and work towards building a better nation.

While wishing him many more years of God's blessings, good health and protection, Lalong said the Northern Governors and Nigeria at large shall continue to benefit from his wealth of knowledge, experience and wise counsel, urging him never to relent in speaking truth to power whenever the situation arises.


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