In the wake of the Christmas massage that has caused a lot of controversies in the nation, bishop kukah of the sokoto diocese has been appointed as a member of the Dicastey for the Promotion of Human Integral Development. This was contained in a letter to Bishop Matthew Kukah, by the Peter Cardinal Turkson, who is the Prefect of the Dicastery.
This information was communicated to the general public on Monday by the Director Social Communications, Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Christopher Omotosho. “By this appointment, Bishop Kukah will join other members of the Dicastery drawn from different regions of the world to advise and promote the Holy Father’s concerns on issues of justice and peace, human rights, torture, human trafficking, care of creation and other issues related to the promotion of human dignity and development,”.
It is a renewable appointment, for an initial period of five years. The council will be formerly inaugurated on a soon to be announced date. This present appointment of Bishop Kukah is a clear indications that he is highly respected within the universal church.
Bishop kukah was previously appointed a Consultor and later as a member of the Pontifical Council for Inter Religious Dialogue, in the Vertical City under three Popes
Bishop Kukah, is a member of the peace and reconciliation committee in Nigeria, he is currently the Chairman, Dialogue Committees of both the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa and the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria. He has been commended in many quarters for been firm and upright in criticism.
He has often speaks in clear terms to the authority in issues of national interest, his wealth of experience in the area of human rights, justice and reconciliation has brought him great commendations both nationally, and internationally.