Sultan of Sokoto reveals how FG is responsible for disunity in Nigeria.
The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Supreme Council For Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar II, on Wednesday said the inequality in allocation of resources was responsible for disunity in the country.
The Sultan, represented by the Executive Secretary of Abuja National Mosque, Alhaji Ibrahim Jega, said this at a Collaborative Interfaith Peace and Security Capacity Building Workshop, organized by the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, NARC, in conjuction with Inter-Religious Peace Initiative in Abuja.
He called on Nigerian leaders to be fair to be every member of the society in the distribution of resources, irrespective of the ethnic, religious and political background.
The monarch said, “When it comes to issue of dispensation of justice and equitable distribution of resources, that should be done without fear or favour, affection or ill will.
“You are not there yourself as a leader and because you have some encounters with a group of people, either a person or a group of persons in a particular area, you should not hold on to it so as not to extend justice to them.
“Allah says “do not allow your hatred of a particular group of people to make you decide not to extend justice to them. Whatever happens, you must extend the spirit of justice to them all without fear or favour, affection or ill-will.
“This issue of justice goes down to whatever decision you are going to take, whether it’s against you or against your parents or against your own children or against your other relations, let alone saying you will not extend justice because you know somebody or because he is from your town. Justice must be based on fair and equitable distribution of assets to all.”