Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, has stated that the reward system within the Nigerian political system is one of the major factors which encourages violence.
Bishop Kukah, who was speaking on Channels TV’s Politics Today, stated that the high spate of violence which has been witnessed in the nation is as a result of the nature of the nation’s political structure which places huge rewards on violence.
“The reward system in politics is encouraging violence, says Bishop Matthew Kukah.
“People want to get in at all costs and because it is lucrative.” he added.
In an earlier engagement, Bishop Kukah was among other clerics who visited the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at the State House in Abuja.
Buhari, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, after the visit, Buhari, was said to have described Kukah as a ‘vigorous fighter’.
“When the Bishop came into the Council Chamber, venue of the visit, he pulled me, and started laughing, asking whether we should be fighting or greeting each other.
“We laughed heartily. During group photographs, the President, never holding malice against anyone, shook hands with the Bishop, describing him as “most vigorous fighter,” the press statement read.