The Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah. Facebook

By Oladipupo Mojeed 

The Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, has charged the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC)  to be less dramatic in the discharge of their duties.

The clergyman says he felt demoralised and humiliated as a Nigerian to hear about billions of dollars being recovered by anti-graft agencies in the country.

Bishop Kukah spoke at the national anti-money laundering/counter-financing of terrorism sensitization seminar organised by the Intergovernmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa  (GIABA) in Kaduna.

“I feel more demoralised and very humiliated as a Nigerian but the confusion is that we are dealing with monies that are of the size of the budget of some African states.

“I think it’s unthinkable that we are having such money running into billions of naira and we don’t know who owned such monies.

Nigeria’s reputation

He said if he was a foreigner, his respect for Nigeria will dwindle seriously.

“Even me as a Nigerian, I feel quite violated and I don’t really know if all this theatre is the best way to go.

“I think the agencies concerned should have less dramatic but effective way of telling us the work they are doing, rather than this endless washing of linen whose owners we don’t know. It’s not helping the fight.” On the threat posed by terrorism, Kukah said Nigerians must stand together and protect human lives, irrespective of who the victims would

On the threat posed by terrorism, Kukah said Nigerians must stand together and protect human lives, irrespective of who the victims would be.