Pope Francis has appointed Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mattew Hassan Kukah as a member of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Human Integral Development.

This update was disclosed by Rev. Fr. Christopher A. Omotosho, Director, Social Communications Catholic Dicoese of Sokoto in a letter signed by His Eminence, Cardinal Peter Turkson, the Prefect of the Dicastery.

Omotosho said; 

“By this appointment, Bishop Kukah will join other members of the Dicastery 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 appointment, which is renewable is for an initial period of five years.

`”The Council will be formally inaugurated on a later date.”