Catholic Bishop, Matthew Kukah has said that the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi’s blunt talks and comments have created enemies for him, particularly within the Northern powers, and has also jeopardized his crown and his life.
TheCable reported that the Catholic Bishop made the remark while speaking at the ongoing conference, the 25th edition of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG)
Muhammad Sanusi is known to be a prominent speaker in the issues concerning the country, particularly its economy and development, his comments are usually honestly critical.
TheCable quoted Kakuh saying;
“The emir is here, he is still fighting for his life because of the position that he has taken and all of you sitting here know that it has literally become a matter to a particular course because the things he is saying are not popular,” he said.
The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, had cut the Emir’s feathers when he created four emirates in Kano 2017. It was alleged that the Emir was being victimized by the governor over his blunt comments on the decision of the state government to award contracts to Chinese companies and on the flamboyant trips the governor was making to foreign countries.
Kakuh furthers made comments over the habitual acts of governors investing less in exucation but rather spends huge amounts on pilgrimages and building religious centres.
“The money that comes from the centre to our states, who is it meant for?
“When you say education is on the concurrent list, I worry that many of our states are providing opportunities for incubators of hatred to grow. If you take northern Nigeria where there is no single Christian or woman in the state assembly; women are lucky if they become commissioners for women affairs.
“When the federal government says that it doesn’t have a voice in what happens in distant states where governors have taken a license to behave irresponsibly in terms of issues of education.”
“I have five secondary schools and I have to rely on the little collection that I receive in my church to send children to school and in many of the schools, 60% of the children are Muslims. Can we have a conversation with the state governments, the answer is almost no.
“The point I am making is that I think Northern Nigeria is a big culprit in a lot of the things that are wrong with Nigeria and I say this with all sense of responsibility.”