Matthew Kukah, the catholic bishop of Sokoto Diocese, has insisted that pro-Biafra activists are entitled to the freedom of expression and gave advise to the Nigerian government in this regard.
The cleric made his position known on Friday, December 11, in a university of Osun state where he delivered a convocation lecture, Vanguard reports.
He therefore advised the federal government to cooperate with Nnamdi Kanu, the charismatic Radio Biafra director, instead of prosecuting him.
Kukah added that no Nigerian politician could mobilise such a huge number of supporters like Kanu without even any inducement. Recall that Kanu's detention was followed by mass protest across the globe.
"This country cannot continue this way. The Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has the right to seek Biafra since we have freedom of expression. The problem of Nigeria should not be with Kanu but with those who let the door open.
"The president of Nigeria or any governor, unless he pays, cannot bring the number of people that Kanu brought out. The anxiety of Nigeria should be that a young man (Kanu) who can bring out this great number of people is worth doing business with."
He further warned the Nigerian politicians against trying to receive material gains by all means noting that "the world can provide for the need of everybody but cannot provide for the greed of everybody."
Meanwhile Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, in a recent development called on religious leaders in Nigeria to appeal to those agitating for a republic of Biafra to let peace reign in the region.
He made a statement on Wednesday in Abuja stressing the important role of the Nigerian clergy in this respect.