Rivers crisis: Don’t cry more than the bereaved – Bishop Kukah to Nigerians

Rivers crisis: Don’t cry more than the bereaved – Bishop Kukah to Nigerians

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, has called on Nigerians to trade with caution while reacting to the political crisis rocking Rivers State.

Kukah, who made the call on Wednesday shortly after meeting with President Bola Tinubu at the State House Abuja, expressed hope that the lingering crisis would be over soon.

DAILY POST reports that the Rivers State political space has been enveloped with crisis following the face-off between Governor Fubara and his immediate predecessor, Nyesom Wike.

On Wednesday, about five commissioners loyal to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Wike, resigned from the state’s Executive Council.

But reacting to the matter, Kukah urged Nigerians not to be carried away, stressing that politicians have a way of fixing their problems.

He said, “This is politics and very often, we the ordinary people, cry more than the bereaved. The important thing is that politicians will always fix their problems.

“Rivers State is a state that is very dear to me because I have been associated with them for a very long period of time. When politicians fight, don’t get carried away because they have the capacity to fix their issues.

“I hope that soon or later, Rivers State will reposition itself because it is not an insignificant part of Nigeria.”

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