Mathew Kukah, Bishop of the Sokoto Catholic Diocese, has urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration to establish places of worship for Christians, particularly in Northern Nigeria.
Bishop Kukah said this shortly after the opening Mass at the catholic chaplaincy of the Nigeria Air Force’s 119 Composite Group in Sokoto, emphasizing the importance of these places of worship that allow people to freely exercise their religion.
He went on to say that it can be accomplished by providing adherents of various faiths in the country with places of worship in various Federal Government establishments across the country.
“Most federal government universities, medical centers, and other federal government establishments have no provisions for places of worship for Christians, particularly in many parts of Northern Nigeria,” Bishop Kukah added, citing a constitutional violation.
He urged the federal government to uphold the provision for religious and worship freedom established in the nation’s constitution and other legislation.
Remember that a religion issue has been raging in the Northern sections of the country, coupled with blasphemy killings.
On Sunday, June 25, we reported the death of a middle-aged man named Usman Buda, who was attacked by an irate mob for reportedly making insulting remarks about Prophet Muhammad.
According to ASP Ahmad Rufai, the Command’s Spokesperson, at around 9.20 a.m., the police received a distress call that the deceased, a Butcher, was mobbed and attacked by some Muslims who inflicted major injuries on him.