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Bishop Kukah admitted into Nigerian Academy of Letters as Honorary Fellow


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The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Reverend Dr. Matthew Hassan Kukah, has been admitted into the Nigerian Academy of Letters as an Honorary Fellow.

Fr Chris Omotosho, the Communications Director, Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, in a statement, revealed that Bishop Kukah’s investiture will come up in August this year in Lagos, The PUNCH reports.

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Omotosho said, “In a letter conveying the award, the President of the Nigerian Academy of Letters, Professor Francis Egbokhare and the executive committee of the Academy took the decision in recognition of the Bishop’s sterling exemplary character.

“Stake-holding of inter-faith dialogues, the unceasing obligation to soul-healing, advancement of knowledge and education, outstanding leadership instinct, crusade for good governance, as well as your laudable outstanding commitment to national development.”

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The Nigerian Academy of Letters also cited Kukah’s “impressive stance as a humanist devoted to the crusade for human freedom, social justice, and equity, attributes that run in tandem with the commitment of our Academy to deploy the humanities for social and national reconstruction, have informed your well-deserved appointment as an Honorary Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters.”

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The Bishop’s investiture as the only Honorary Fellow of the Academy, will take place alongside those on regular admission at the Academy Convocation on August 2021, at the J.F. Ade Ajayi Auditorium of the University of Lagos.