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Pope Francis Trusts Bishop Kukah’s Advisory Skills – Fayemi

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Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi has come out to hail Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Most Revd. Matthew Hassan Kukah after his appointment into the Papal Dicastery on Promotion of Integral Human Development.

He recently praised the appointment via a letter personally signed by him and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ado Ekiti.

According to him, the role shows the clear expression of Pope Francis’ confidence in Bishop Kukah’s ability to be a great advisor on lots of human development issues.

He then added that the dicastery is the perfect place for Kukah since he loves to reach the weak, seek social justice and end all kinds of practices inimical to the dignity of man.

His words, “It goes without saying that your role as a pastor, social commentator, public intellectual, peace-maker, interfaith conciliator and fighter for the rights of the underprivileged, readily recommend you for this latest addition to your enviable pedigree as a social justice crusader”

”On behalf of my wife, the government and good people of Ekiti State, kindly accept my best wishes as you resume your new role.”

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John Olukayode Fayemi, (born 9 February 1965) is the Governor of Ekiti State and a native of Isan-Ekiti in Oye Local Government of Ekiti State, Nigeria. He previously held the office of the Governor of Ekiti State between 2010 and 2014. He resigned as the Minister of Solid Minerals Development on 30 May 2018 to contest for the Ekiti State governorship election for the second time, an election perceived to be a battle between himself and his political rival, Fayose.

Fayemi attended Christ’s School Ado Ekiti from 1975-1980 and received degrees in History, Politics and International Relations from the Universities of Lagos and Ife now Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria and his Doctorate in War Studies from the King’s College, University of London, England, specializing in civil-military relations.

Kayode Fayemi is a former Director of the Centre for Democracy & Development, a research and training institution dedicated to the study and promotion of democratic development, peace-building and human security in Africa. Prior to his establishment of the Centre, he worked as a lecturer, journalist, researcher and Strategy Development adviser in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. He was Strategy Development Adviser at London’s City Challenge; research fellow at the African Research & Information Bureau in London, UK, reporter with the newspapers, The Guardian and City Tempo, editor of the political monthly, Nigeria-Now, management consultant at Development and Management Consultants and lecturer at the Police College in Sokoto, Nigeria.


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