Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, has called on government agencies to shun unnecessary theatrics in the fight against corruption.
Bishop Kukah made the call while speaking at the national anti-money laundering/counter-financing of terrorism sensitization seminar organized by the Inter-governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa, GIABA, in Kaduna.
“I feel more demoralized and very humiliated as a Nigerian but the confusion is that we are dealing with monies that are of the size of budget of some African states.
“I think it’s unthinkable that we are having such money running into billions of naira and we don’t know who owned such monies. Frankly, if I were a foreigner, my respect for Nigeria will dwindle seriously.
“Even me as a Nigerian, I feel quite violated and I don’t really know if all this theatre is the best way to go. I think the agencies concerned should have less dramatic but effective way of telling us the work they are doing, rather than this endless washing of linen whose owners we don’t know. It’s not helping the fight,” the Bishop said. (Source: VANGUARD)