- The Sultan of Sokoto has expressed worry over insecurity and other socio-economic problems in the country
- The sultan said the challenges facing the nation have unfortunately been on the increase because necessary steps and commitment to implement solutions identified are not taken
- Sultan Sa'ad said Nigeria does not have any excuse not to deal with the issues as there are competent people in the nation to deal with them
Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad (III), the Sultan of Sokoto, has shown grave concern over insecurity, abject poverty and other socio-economic problem facing the country.
The sultan, who is the president-general of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, said that it is a cause for worry that the problems have been left for long without solutions, Sahara Reporters reports.
Sultan Sa’ad said this at the Jama’atul Nasril Islam’s Central Council Meeting and Annual Pre-Ramadan conference on Monday, April 29, which held in Kaduna.
He said that the nation does not have any excuse not to deal with the problems as it has competent people that could provide solutions to them.
“The challenges bedevilling the country require commitment and proactive steps to address them. These challenges have unfortunately been on the increase because necessary steps and commitment to implement solutions identified are not taken," he said.
The sultan also called on Muslim clerics to preach according to the Islamic provisions in the Holy Quran during the next Ramadan.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Supreme Council of Shari’ah in Nigeria (SCSN) condemned the federal government over the way it is poorly dealing with insecurity across the nation.
The SCSN secretary general, Nafiu Baba Ahmad, in a statement after the council’s Ramadan meeting, called on the government to change approach in how it deals with security challenges.
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The statement was read to journalists by the council’s president, Dr Ibrahim Datti Ahmad, which said that the government’s strategy at dealing with insecurity “is grossly inadequate”.
The council also called on the government to review its plans and live up to its responsibilities even as it holds security chiefs accountable for all their actions and inactions.
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