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We Must Tell Ourselves The Truth, Things Are Not Normal In Nigeria – Sultan Of Sokoto

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The Sultan of Sokoto and President, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III has expressed worries about the state of affairs in Nigeria.

The Sultan lamented that things are getting worse in the country as insecurity, high cost of living, and food crisis continue to bite harder at the citizens.

He made his mind known while speaking in Gombe during the 3rd Conference of the Da’awah Coordination Council of Nigeria (DCCN), an amalgamation of about 52 Da’awa groups in Gombe.

The monarch urged the government to take urgent action to tackle the challenges particularly the food shortage as without food, peace, and development can’t happen for things to get better in the country.

“We must tell ourselves the home truth and stop deceiving ourselves that things are getting better. The truth is, things are not getting better. Therefore, the earlier we know things are not getting better the better for us, so that we can sit down and find means and ways of solving our problems.

“We must work hard to tackle the insecurity, hunger, poverty and all the negative things afflicting our great country. We have problems, yes we know we have problems and I have said it before that things are not just normal and right in this country, but we can make things normal and right by Allah’s wish, so we have to work hard,” he said.

“People are suffering and we have few people that have so much and too many people that have nothing, yet we are not helping the poor,” he added.

He advised the government to get adequate food supply and store, so as to sell at a much-subsidized rate to the common man.

The Sultan also stated that it is time to move away from just talking and take action on how to make things better for Nigeria and Nigerians.

He noted that the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) has been meeting quarterly to discuss the same issues but the challenge has always been the failure to implement recommendations.

“We are discussing the same issues again and again without implementing what we have been discussing. That shows that something is wrong with us as leaders and we must sit down and find those things that are wrong with us, to tackle the insecurity before it envelops and devours all of us,” he lamented.

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