His Lordship, Bishop Matthew Hassan KUKAH, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto and Founder of the Kukah Centre, has won this Year’s Mundo Negro Fraternity Award. The news was conveyed to him through a letter signed by Fr. Enrique Bayo Mata, a priest of the Comboni Missionaries and Director of the Madrid based Spanish Magazine, Mundo Negro.
According to the letter, Fr. Bayo Mata said that: Every year, the Magazine organises the Encounter with Africa during which the Award is given to a chosen African personality or institution that has been characterised by their contribution to the construction of a better world and a better African continent. The letter further stated that: Our eyes have been opened to the excellent work of the Kukah Centre founded by you.
The Award, which carries a Ten Thousand Euros (EU 10, 000) cash reward will be formally presented to His Lordship in Madrid on February 3, 2024.
We at the Kukah Centre are humbled by this show of appreciation of the contributions of the Founder of our Centre. While we congratulate our Founder, Bishop Kukah, we sincerely thank the initiators of this Award. We promise that this Award will spur us all to work even harder in promoting the ideals that Bishop Kukah represents to make the world a better place through the activities of the Kukah Centre.