Matthew Hassan Kukah Biography, Age, Early Life, Family, Education, Career And Net Worth

Matthew Hassan Kukah

Matthew Hassan Kukah is a Nigerian cleric and the current bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto.

He is one the most controversial Nigerian bishops, popularly known for his boldness in airing his views about the government. In his Christmas message titled, 'A Nation in Search of Vindication', Kukah alleged that the President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over a country with prospects of a failed state. The post had gathered mixed reactions from Nigeria, with many supporting the cleric while several others bashing him over the statement.
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Matthew Hassan Kukah Profile

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Full name: Matthew Hassan Kukah
Date of birth: 31st August 1952
Age: 68 years (2020)
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: University of Ibadan, Harvard University, SOAS University of London
Occupation: Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto
Religion: Christianity
Net worth

Matthew Hassan Kukah Biography and Educational Background

Matthew Hassan Kukah was born on the 31st of August, 1952 in Anchuna, Ikulu Chiefdom in Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna State. He had his primary education at St. Fidelis Primary School, Zagom. 

He further enrolled at the St. Joseph Minor Seminary, Zaria, before proceeding to St. Augustine Major Seminary Jos, Plateau State, where he studied Philosophy and Theology. He also holds a diploma in Religious Studies from the University of Ibadan.

Bishop Kukah further obtained a Bachelor of Divinity at the Pontifical Urban University, Rome in 1976. This was followed by a Master's degree in Peace Studies at the University of Bradford, United Kingdom.

Kukah also received the Bachelor of Divinity at the Pontifical Urban University, Rome in 1976University of Bradford, United Kingdom.

In 1990, he obtained a PhD from the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). He also studied at the University of Oxford and Harvard University.


• Bishop Kukah was ordained a Catholic Priest on December 19, 1976.  
• Between 1977-1978, he served as the associate Parish Priest, Kaduna
• In 1982, he became the Cardinal’s Special Assistant, Abuja Catholic Church, a position he held until 1993
• He served as the Secretary-General of the Catholic Bishops Conference from 1994-2000
• From 2004-2011, he was the Vicar-General, Archdiocese of Kaduna
• He got ordained as the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese in 2011
• In 2012, Bishop Kukah was made the Chairman, Committee on Inter-religious Dialogue, Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Nigeria
• The same 2012, he was also made the Chairman, Committee on Inter-religious Dialogue, Regional Episcopal Conference of West African, RECOWA
• Kukah is also a Member, Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue, Vatican City (2012-present)

Appointments and Activities

• Matthew Hassan Kukah worked as a Lecturer and Dean of Students, St Augustine’s Seminary from 1978 to 1979
• In 1981, he was made the Rector, Junior Seminary, Zaria, a position he held until
• Bishop Kukah was a member of the Human Rights Violations Investigation Commission from 1999 to 2001
• In 2005, he served as the Secretary of the National Political Conference
• He was a member of the Electoral Reform Committee (2007-2009)
• In 2005, he was appointed the Chairman of the Ogoni Shell Reconciliation
• Bishop Kuka is the Deputy Chairman, BOT, American University, Yola
• He is also the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Nasarawa State University, Keffi

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