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Bishop Kukah Commissions Sokoto CAN Guest House

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Bishop Kukah Commissions Sokoto CAN Guest House

BY ANKELI EMMANUEL, Sokoto

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah, today commissioned the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Guest House in Sokoto State.

Kukah who admonished Christians in the State to note that despite owning the place, it is to serve all irrespective of religion, added that, “all that matters is that there should be an acceptable guidelines, protocols and operational modules that conforms with sanity in place”. 

Admitting that the body of Christ in Nigeria is been faced with a very trying times, Bishop Kukah admonished Christians to remain steadfast in their faith irrespective of whatever persecutions, adding,  “No amount of persecution will push Christianity backward rather forward”. 

BISHOP Kukah commisioning Sokoto CAN Guest House.

While decrying that religion seems to have gradually become the citizenship rather than the nationality in Nigeria, Bishop Kukah said the misuse of religion has made it a subject of interest in the polity.

“It is only in Nigeria that religion matters in politics hence we have seen misuses of power in the name of religion”

To the Nigerian Chirstians, Bishop Kukah said it’ is inefficiency that makes things matter. “Inefficiency is another word for corruption. Nigeria is one funny country that you can do whatever you like and nothing happens. You hear people stealing billion and it ends like that”. 

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In his advise against amassing unholy wealth, Bishop Kukah said, “the Kingdom of God is not built on material blocks, hence we must be a little restrained in the aggressiveness with which we amass materials if they are of evil roots”. 

Consoling Christians in Nigeria over chains of attacks in their worship places, Bishop Kukah urged them to read what Christians went through in the Roman Empire noting that, “God will use our powerlessness to institutionalize his power”. 

Speaking earlier, Sokoto State 

CAN Chairman, Very Rev Father Nuhu Iliya said the newly commissioned CAN guest house does not belong to any individual rather all Christians. 

On his part, former CAN chairman of Sokoto, Rev Ahmadu Mamman

appealed to Christians in Sokioto and all over Nigeria

to be more united, chant common front and work towards having a State CAN worship center that doesn’t not belong to any denomination but all Christians. 

Amongst dignitaries who graced the  occasion include, CAN coordinators from across the 23 LGAs of Sokoto State. 

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