The Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev Matthew Kukah has been appointed by Pope Francis into the Pontifical Council for human rights, justice and development.
The Director, Social Communications of Sokoto Diocese, Fr. Chris Omotosho, confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday.
Omotosho described Kukah’s appointment as a positive development, stating that it would bring about a lot of developments and goodwill to the people of God, especially to the Nigerian Catholics.
“By this appointment, Bishop Kukah will join other members of the dicastery (Council) drawn from different regions of the world to advise and promote the holy Father’s concerns on issues of justice and peace, human rights, torture, human trafficking, care of creation and other issues related to the promotion of human dignity and development,” the statement read in part.