Adebayo Adenrele

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has described the Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Most Revd Matthew Hassan Kukah as a gift and special breed to Nigeria and humanity.

Fayemi, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary Yinka Oyebode, eulogised Bishop Kukah on his 70th birthday, as a voice for the vulnerable and the less privileged.

He also hailed the Priest for his irrevocable commitment to fighting injustice, human right violations, and patriotism which is evident in his contributions to national discourse.

He noted that the priest’s virtues of integrity, hard work, resilience and humility has never made him to shy away from speaking truth to power,
which have endeared him to the people across tribes and faiths in Nigeria.

” Bishop Kukah embodies humility, courage, integrity and diligence. His passion for the masses, especially the vulnerable and less privileged is second to none. Such a man can best be described as a special gift of God to his generation.”

” On this occasion of his 70th birthday, I wish him long life and good health so that he can continue his selfless service to humanity. On behalf of my wife, the government and the good people of Ekiti State, I congratulate Bishop Kukah and wish him many more years of celebrations.” Fayemi said.