Former Governor of Abia State and Chief of the Senate, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has congratulated Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev. Father Mattew Kukah on the occasion of his 70th birthday anniversary.

Describing the Priest as a statesman and selfless Nigerian with passion for national growth and development, Kalu acknowledged the robust contributions of the Bishop to nation building.

The former Governor urged the priest to sustain his good deeds, adding that the Bishop is a strong advocate of peace and unity.

In a statement, the Chief Whip of the Senate, joined family, friends and associates in celebrating the glorious milestone of Kukah, noting that the Priest has made invaluable contributions to the national development.

He said, “I join other Nigerians in celebrating the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev. Mattew Kukah as he clocks 70.


“The Bishop has consistently used his platform to promote peaceful co-existence among all ethnic groups in Nigeria.

“He is selfless, bold, courageous and passionate about a united Nigeria.

“I salute the celebrant for his outstanding accomplishments” .

Kalu wished the Bishop longer years in the service of humanity.


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