The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Kukah, has noted that Nigerians are now behaving like orphans.
Kukah said this while urging the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to pay closer attention to decay of vital institutions in the country.
The cleric spoke at the 2017 lecture/award ceremony organised by the Epiphany Azinge Foundation, in Abuja.
He insisted that the rot in key institutions in the country, especially universities, was a major factor why the image of the country collapsed before the international community.
According to him, Nigeria would not move forward if those in leadership positions continued to sacrifice merit on the alter of tribalism and nepotism.
The bishop who was supposed to speak on the theme, “Nigeria in search of a detribalised race,” said he decided to change the topic to “From tribalisation to retribalisation: Politics of identity and national cohesion in Nigeria.”
Kukah pointed out that youths in the country had become disillusioned to the point that they were willing to travel abroad even at the risk of losing their lives.