Proposed N5,000 payment to poor Nigerians, a big scam —Bishop Kukah

Proposed N5,000 payment to poor Nigerians, a big scam —Bishop Kukah

A Catholic Bishop in  Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, has condemned the planned payment of N5,000 to poor Nigerians, describing it as a monumental scam meant to enrich a few. Information Guide Nigeria

According to RIPPLES NIGERIA, Bishop Kukah said this while speaking on a television programme on Monday.

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Bishop Kukah said: “I can bet with you that the government cannot pay such amount monthly. Jamb Result

“Where do we get such amount to pay millions of people monthly? Even if such amount is available, the government will not pay. It is one of the usual promises. This is another scam coming from a government that has perfected the art of deceit.

“Democracy gives me the right to make my opinion known. So, anything I say is my personal opinion and not anyone’s, and it is not targeted at anyone. So, I don’t know why people should be offended by what I say.

“People do contact me from outside Nigeria to speak on issues, and I do. What I say might not necessarily be right but that is my opinion. And so, I do not expect anyone to pick offence on what I say because it is my opinion.”

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Idongesit Akpa-Ayang

Idongesit is a graduate of Communication Arts, University of Uyo. Currently working as a news reporter at InfoGuide Nigeria.

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