In a surprising turn of events, Bishop Mathew Kukah of the Nigerian Catholic Diocese in Sokoto has proposed the reassignment of Femi Adesina, former presidential spokesman and a pastor at the Foursquare Gospel Church.
The suggestion is to move Adesina to Daura, Katsina State, in order to bring him closer to his ‘godfather,’ President Muhammadu Buhari.
Bishop Kukah shared his thoughts during an exclusive interview on Arise TV, where he expressed his “shock” over the assessments given by former members of President Buhari’s administration.
It’s important to note that Bishop Kukah did not hold any personal grudges against the former president.
The crux of Bishop Kukah’s concerns revolved around President Buhari’s ability to manage the diversity within Nigeria.
Kukah highlighted that Buhari, having completed his presidential term, was aware that the bishop’s remarks were not personal attacks but constructive criticisms.
In his statement, Bishop Kukah also suggested that Femi Adesina should be repositioned as a pastor in the Foursquare Gospel Church in Daura.
This move would facilitate his proximity to President Buhari and potentially enhance their connection.
Bishop Kukah acknowledged that President Buhari had fulfilled his term, and now, it is essential to focus on the future.
He emphasized that his critique of Buhari was grounded in matters related to the efficient management of Nigeria’s diverse society.
Shifting his focus, Bishop Kukah shared his perspective on President Bola Tinubu’s initial six months in office.
While it might be too early to deliver a comprehensive assessment, many expected President Tinubu to initiate significant actions, given his long preparation for the presidency over the last two decades.
Bishop Kukah pointed out certain challenges faced by the new administration, including reliance on governors to recommend ministerial candidates and the dependence on external agencies to execute tasks that could ideally be handled internally.
These challenges, he believed, might hinder the administration’s efficiency.