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Food And Nigeria’s Trigger To Violence’, Why We Wail Early In The Day


The Oasis Reporters


December 27, 2020

From left, Edo Deputy governor, Shaaibu, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah.

“Our brother Femi Adesina, a Pastor of the Four-Square Gospel Church was right when he referred to those who were calling attentional to our situation as Wailers.


The wailing started quite early in the day.

To the herdsmen across Nigeria whose cattle have been lost to rustlers, bandits, or lightening, the Prophet Zechariah said: There is a sound of a shepherd’s wail for their glory has been ruined (Zech 11:3).

To the thousands of widows left to mourn their husbands or children across our country, the Prophet Jeremiah is saying; Send for the wailing women, that they may come! Let them make haste and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may shed tears and our eyelids flow with water (Jer. 9: 17).

For our hapless nation overrun by bandits? Prophet Jeremiah still says; A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more (Jer. 31:15).

So, Pastor Adesina was right.

On the sad situation in Nigeria, the United Nations has wailed. The Pope has wailed. Cardinals, Archbishops, Bishops, Priests, Pastors have wailed. Emirs have wailed. Politicians have wailed. The Sultan has wailed.

Surely, it is time for the Lord to hear the wailer as they have sung their redemption songs”

“After he assumed power, a delegation of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference had audience with President Buhari.

In the course of our discussion, the President shared with us his frustration over the state of decay and rot that he had met.

In frustration, I vividly recalled him saying that, from the decay and neglect, it seemed as if preceding governments had been doing nothing but just eating and going to the toilet!

Looking back, one might conclude that those were happy times because at least there was food to eat and people could go to the toilet.

Now, a journey to the toilet is considered by the poor an extra luxury.

Our country’s inability to feed itself is one of the most dangerous signs of state failure and a trigger to violence”


Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah
December 25, 2020



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