‘Our people deal with him’ – Catholic Bishops react to Bello’s attack


The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) on Sunday lambasted Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, for attacking the body after its visit to President Muhammadu Buhari.

The clerics last week met Buhari in a close door meeting.

They told the President that Nigerians were angry about alleged bad governance and imbalance in the system.

But addressing State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, after the juma’at service on Friday, the governor took a swipe at them.

He said those who had looted the country’s funds were angry because sources of their free money had been blocked by the current government.

Reacting, CBCN President and Archbishop of Jos, Ignatius Kaigama, said millions of Catholic members would deal with Bello.

“I don’t even want to dignify that reckless accusation with an answer”, he told Thisday.

“If the president met us, understood us and was courteous to us, why will a governor come up with such generalisation, a very wild generalisation, and rubbished everyone?

“Let our people deal with him, and we have millions of our people to tackle the governor.

“I don’t think any bishop will comment on such statement that has no prudence.”

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