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Prayer @Functions: Bishop Kukah advises Nigerians to adopt 2nd stanza as prayer

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, His Lordship, Bishop Matthew Kukah, has advised Nigerians to adopt the use of second stanza of the National Anthem as prayer at every event to promote unity in the country among Nigerians, reports ITRealms.

Delivering a speech, weekend, at a two-day retreat organised by the Southern Senators’ Forum in Calabar, Bishop Kukah said, the use of Muslim or Christian prayers at events would only make Nigerians more aware of their dividing factors, and may someday lead to praying for the light-skinned et al.

Kukah was quick to assert his concerns, “I am worried that we are increasingly making ourselves aware of our differences,” he declared, adding that this altitude is further dividing Nigeria.
In the recent past, Kukah noted that he had always worried and had a lot of argument with people about the idea of Christian and Muslim prayer.

“If we continue at this level, one day there will be prayer for light skinned and not so light skinned people, short or tall people,” he lamented.

Further, he pointed out that as the chairman of the Governing Council of Nasarawa State University that the only opening prayer said during meeting is second stanza of the National Anthem which is as “good a prayer as ever.”

Bishop Kukah counselled Nigerians to make efforts at deliberately promoting things that would unite the country and its population, than divide it.


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