Matthew Hassan Kukah

By Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah, Monday said religious leaders will soon pray for God’s wrath on treasury looters who put Nigeria in a state of poverty and deprivation.

He also called on the federal and state governments to take decisive actions towards curbing the menace of human trafficking by channelling resources at their disposal to improve the standard of living of the people.

Kukah made the remark during a March Against Trafficking in Persons organised by the Justice Development and Peace Commission of the Catholic Church in conjunction with the National Agency for the Prohibition in Trafficking in Persons and other related matters (NAPTIP) in Sokoto.

He stressed the need for those who govern Nigeria to fear God in handling the affairs of the country by using resources at their disposal to cushion the suffering of the people.

The Bishop decried the rising cases of human trafficking in Nigeria, saying youths were compelled to leave the country because of hopelessness and deprivation.

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