The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has lamented that quacks have taken over every institution in the country, including the country’s political space.
Kukah said that the quest to achieve a united Nigeria, devoid of rationalization and fictionalization, will only be an illusion.
The cleric spoke at the National Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, NIPR, Kukah.
He further said Nigeria is one of the most dangerous country in the world to live in.
Kukah said, “The quest for national cohesion remains an illusion and the result, therefore, is that marketing Nigeria becomes an act of frustration. In part because too many issues have still not been resolved.
“Tragically as the population has increased we have not been able to craft a narrative.
“Is there any institution in Nigeria that has not been taken over by quacks, including our politics?
“There is no institution you can blame in this country, everywhere. That is why it is even so dangerous and so important to think about how to advertise Nigeria. I mean, where do you start?
“I think that the problems in Nigeria have very little to do with the things that we ascribe, but is everything to do with our inability, sheer incapacity to manage diversity. Managing diversity is a science.
“If we do not have a sense of direction and purpose; a nation that does not have a clarity of vision as to where it is going, and what the tools that are required.
“When you live in a country like Nigeria, where people are safer with their nephews, cousins, brothers, sisters, as special assistants, personal assistants, then we are in trouble.
“How we manage diversity in Nigeria then becomes an issue.”