The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has attributed the current lack of good governance in Nigeria to a lack of knowledge among those holding the mantle of power in the country and not politics.
Kukah made the remarks when he paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University Dutsinma (FUDMA), Katsina State on Tuesday.
He lamented the unfortunate trend of tribal and religious discrimination in the academic circle and called for understanding among the academics.
“I want to end by making a point. If the Universities do not sit up and the respect and respectability do not come back to the universities, which are the highest level of education and knowledge, nothing will happen in Nigeria.
Kukah also said that academia has a major role to play in the development of the country, adding that Nigerians living abroad are being appreciated for their good jobs in universities that have made names on the global level.
In his address, the Vice-Chancellor explained that there are no incidences of discrimination in the university as everyone is treated equally irrespective of his tribe or religion.
“In FUDMA we give equal opportunity to all irrespective of their inclinations so that one can be useful to himself and his community.
“By doing this we have found students that are highly responsible and disciplined,” he said.