The Kukah Centre (TKC) is a Nigeria-based policy research institute, founded by Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto. The Centre has offices in Abuja and Kaduna and treats political leadership as a collaborative exercise that requires multiple governance structures at various levels – individuals, households, small businesses, the organized private sector, NGOs and government.

Interfaith dialogue is at the core of the Centre’s work and involves actively promoting conversations among Nigeria’s faith communities, as well as between leaders in faith and public policy. The Kukah Centre aspires to become Nigeria’s leading institution for the promotion of an active and engaged citizenry by providing support for inclusive dialogue and advocacy initiatives.

Inter-faith dialogue is at the core of the Centre’s work and involves actively promoting conversation among Nigeria’s faith communities as well as between leaders in faith and public policy.
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We believe that to secure our future, we need to raise and train leaders for the next generation imbued with a sense of service based on shared values.
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Public Policy
The Centre’s good governance programs seek to foster an informed and active electorate that recognizes the urgent need to participate in shaping government policies.

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Nigerian govt promises to de-radicalise repentant Boko Haram members

  The Federal Government has pledged to ensure the total de-radicalisation and rehabilitation of all ex-Boko Haram members before re-integrating them into the society in line with international best practices. The ChiefRead More...
By : admin | Aug 22, 2017


  The Kukah Centre in partnership with the North East Regional Initiative (NERI) presents a two-day forum on Developing a National Framework on Community Engagement, Reintegration and Transitional Justice in the NorthRead More...
By : admin | Aug 21, 2017

State of the nation: AbdulSalam, Sultan, Onaiyekan, Ukiwe, Kukah, Amuka, others brain storm in Abuja

Apparently alarmed by the spate of hate speeches and threat from northern youths to South Easterners to vacate the north before October 1, members of the National Peace Committee today met inRead More...
By : admin | Jul 18, 2017

The politics of making a difference by Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah

  The Politics of Making a Difference: A speech presented by Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah at the inauguration of Rotary International District 9142 Nigeria in Awka, Anambra State, on July 15, 2017.Read More...
By : admin | Jul 15, 2017

Nigeria’s unity cannot be compromised – Kukah

Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Most Rev. Matthew Kukah, said Nigeria`s unity could not be compromised and urged citizens to contribute to its greatness. He stated this on Thursday in AbujaRead More...
By : admin | Jul 13, 2017

The politicisation of ethnicity and religion – Challenges to national integration: The way out?

  Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah Let me first of all thank my friend and brother, Professor Ibrahim Gambari for the kind invitation extended to me not only to attend this conference,Read More...
By : admin | Jul 13, 2017
The requirements for our evolution have changed. Survival is no longer sufficient. Our evolution now requires us to develop spiritually - to become emotionally aware and make responsible choices. It requires us to align ourselves with the values of the soul - harmony, cooperation, sharing, and relevance for life.Gary Zukav,
Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the worldDesmond Tutu,


Abdulsalami Abubakar

Okoh Ebitu Ukiwe


Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah

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