NIGERIA: The embarrassing billions being committed to spirituality … outright act of criminality” – Catholic Bishop Kukah

December 25, 2015

Faith, Nigeria

The Catholic Church in Nigeria remains, as I’ve written for many years on this blog and earlier newspaper weekly essays, almost the only Christian faith where excesses of those in government have always been called out. Bishop Kukah remains true to that calling by turning the searchlight on another segment of Nigerian society where bilking, as in government is as bad as the looting in government. He calls out the prosperity “men of” what I’ve called “Nigeria’s god” to turn to following the example of He whom they claim to follow from their insatiable appetites for wealth.

In Nigeria, it is done by bilking their congregations to build monumental wealth for themselves and their families. One day, hopefully, the “sheep” being led, would wake up and open their eyes to what is close to being in cults.The ill-gotten wealth is converted into big businesses, including schools and universities to which the majority of their congregants cannot send their children because they would have to pay the same exorbitant fees that non-church members pay.

Jets, lives of opulence are the marks of these church OWNERS, a THING described in the words of little Pollyanna in the eponymous movie of yester-years: “no one owns a church”!  OWNING Churches in Nigeria these days are the fastest-growing businesses.



“The embarrassing billions being committed to spiritual matters is an act of outright criminality and has nothing to do with the Christian faith. This is one of the damning betrayals of Jesus Christ.”


CHRISTMAS DAY 2015. 3:20 p.m. [GMT]



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2 Comments on “NIGERIA: The embarrassing billions being committed to spirituality … outright act of criminality” – Catholic Bishop Kukah”

  1. folakemiodoaje Says:

    I am hoping and praying that all of them who benefitted from ill-gotten wealth are exposed. It is only in Nigeria that a pastor boastfully receives large amount of money from politician as ‘thanksgiving’ or ‘tithe’ with thoughts given as to how acquired, and no questions asked – often the amounts are larger than their salaries.



    • emotan77 Says:

      Dear Folakemi,

      Yes, exposure – naming and shaming – would be the real test of President Buhari’s attempt at not just recovering looted funds but of laying a foundation of the future of accountable governance in Nigeria.

      We should all give the president the time needed to remove the layers upon layers of stinking mess section by section. A delay in naming and shaming, however, should not be long as Nigerians have a collective short memory.


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