Nigerian Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Kukah, has urged the Foursquare Gospel Church to redeploy former presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina (a pastor of the church) to Daura, Katsina State, so that he (Adesina) could be close to his “godfather, Muhammadu Buhari.”
Kukah also expressed his “shock” over the remarks given on former president, Buhari’s performance by those who served in his administration.
The Bishop said this on Wednesday, during an interview on Arise TV, adding that there was no time he had personal grudges with the former president.
He said the only problem he had with the former President was his inability to manage the country’s diversity.
The Bishop was quoted by Daily Trust as saying, “Buhari has served his term. He also knew and I respect him for that, that there was nothing I was saying that was personal. I imagined poor Adesina and his team had a job to do and they needed to do that job even though there was nothing to say.
I will respect and I hope that Pastor Adesina knows that there is a Foursquare Gospel Church in Daura, I believe that the President of Foursquare Gospel Church should send him there as a Pastor so that he is quite close to his godfather.
“But having said that, I mean President Buhari had finished his term and he is gone and there is very little else to be said for and against. But everybody knew we had a job to do. There was nothing I said about President Buhari that was personal, that was disrespectful, I just felt he was doing thing that is, especially in the area of managing our diversity and look, I’m talking to Ministers now who served in that government, I cannot call names, I am shocked to hear the kind of things people are saying, those who served in that government, that is for another day.”
On six months of President Bola Tinubu in power, he stated while the six months might be too short to rate a sitting President, many expected him to hit the ground running having prepared for the race for over 20 years.
“I am not making excuse for anybody, I am just saying the very fact that you had to rely on governors to give you names of Ministers and you rely on external agencies to be able to do things that ordinarily you who is composing the team needs to be able to do.”
“I mean a court decides who is going to come in at what time depending on the excuse that the person has. So, I totally agree with you that by now you would have thought, ‘okay, this is what we want to do, this is who can do it and this is how it needs to be done.”