Muhammadu Buhari felicitates Matthew Kukah on 70th birthday

Muhammadu Buhari felicitates Matthew Kukah on 70th birthday
The Catholic Bishop of the Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, received congratulations from President Muhammadu Buhari on his 70th birthday and was praised for his contributions to the national conversation.

On Wednesday, Bishop Kukah, a critic of the present administration, turned 70.

In a statement of congratulations from his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, the President joined the Catholic Church, friends, and colleagues in congratulating the priest on the achievement.

He asked God to extend Bishop Kukah's life and give him strength, health, and longevity.

Here is the whole statement:

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE

PRESIDENT BUHARI CONGRATULATES THE CATHOLIC BISHOP OF SOKOTO DIOCESE, REV. FATHER MATTHEW HASSAN KUKAH AT 70

President Muhammadu Buhari shares in the joy of the occasion with the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev. Father Matthew Hassan Kukah as he turns 70, on August 31, 2022.

President Buhari joins the Catholic Church, friends and associates in celebrating with the priest on the milestone.

The President notes the contributions of the priest, teacher, scholar and writer to national discourse.

President Buhari prays that the Almighty God will grant Rev. Father Kukah a longer life, good health and strength.

Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
August 30, 2022