The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, has said that national cohesion is the most fundamental solution to fixing Nigeria, not necessarily a God-fearing leader.

Kukah said this at the launch of a book “The Shadow List’’ written by Todd Moss and organised by the African Centre for Media and Information Literacy in Abuja.

He said to fight corruption and build the nation was not just about goodwill but tackling it head-on.

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Kukah said: “I have said it severally; let Nigerians keep saying they want a God-fearing leader.

“Nigeria does not need a God-fearing leader, because God-fearing has become an excuse to appeal to Nigerians and win elections.

“Governance in Nigeria is a criminalised enterprise and a criminalised state cannot progress; so we must come to terms as to why it is that this country is in such low portion.

“Fixing this country requires much more than that; national cohesion, holding our country together is the most fundamental project if we are to fix this nation.”