In a momentous achievement, His Lordship, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, the revered leader of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto and visionary Founder of the esteemed Kukah Centre, has been selected as the distinguished recipient of this year’s coveted Mundo Negro Fraternity Award. The news was conveyed to the esteemed bishop via a heartfelt letter, bearing the signature of Fr. Enrique Bayo Mata, an eminent priest of the Comboni Missionaries and the Director of the renowned Madrid-based Spanish Magazine, Mundo Negro.
In a touching tribute to Bishop Kukah’s profound impact on society, Fr. Bayo Mata articulated that the Mundo Negro magazine annually orchestrates the “Encounter with Africa.” During this poignant event, the Fraternity Award is presented to an exceptional African personality or institution, one whose contributions stand as a beacon, illuminating the path toward a better world and an improved African continent. In the case of His Lordship, it is a testament to the outstanding work undertaken by the Kukah Centre, an institution that he so passionately established.
This remarkable accolade, accompanied by a substantial cash prize of Ten Thousand Euros (EU 10,000), serves as a resounding acknowledgment of Bishop Kukah’s unwavering commitment to creating a brighter future for all. The official presentation of this esteemed award will take place in the vibrant city of Madrid on the auspicious date of February 3, 2024.
The Kukah Centre, inspired and guided by the exceptional leadership of Bishop Kukah, stands profoundly humbled by this remarkable demonstration of recognition for their invaluable contributions to society.