Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto shared his dismay on the matter of the discovered billions by the EFCC at the National anti-money laundering / counter-financing of terrorism sensitisation seminar organised by the Inter-governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West
Africa, Giaba, in Kaduna . Also present at the event was former governor of Akwa Ibom state,Obong Chris Ekpeyong who also shared his grievances on the matter. The Bishop was appalled at the discovery of the monies running into billions discovered by the EFCC and the fact that the owners of the monies were no where close to being discovered.
He felt demoralised and humiliated as a Nigerian, his annoyance on the matter strengthened at the mention of the ownership of the discovered money, he could not come to terms with the fact that such monies running into billions enough for a budget was kept in a disguised residential apartment.
The Bishop’s words in quote
“Even me as a Nigerian, I feel quite violated and I don’t really know if all this theatre is the best way to go. I think the agencies concerned should have less dramatic but effective way of telling us the work they are doing, rather than this endless washing of linen whose owners we don’t know. It’s not helping the fight,”