Sultan of Sokoto Addresses Nigeria’s Hardships, Urges Action from Leaders

Sultan of Sokoto Addresses Nigeria’s Hardships, Urges Action from Leaders
Sultan of Sokoto Addresses Nigeria’s Hardships, Urges Action from Leaders

The esteemed Sultan of Sokoto and prominent Muslim leader in Nigeria, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, has conveyed a stark message to President Bola Tinubu’s government about the growing public despondency over poverty and hunger in the nation.

Highlighting the urgent need for political figures to adopt active roles in enhancing the protection and welfare of Nigerians, the Sultan spoke out at the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) meeting in Abuja, emphasizing the dire poverty and hunger that could drive individuals to extreme crime for paltry sums.

Amidst the recent meeting, the Sultan did not shy away from spotlighting the endemic issue of corruption plaguing the nation, suggesting that in-depth research might be necessary to understand and combat this persistent challenge.

Emphasizing the troubling reality of the current state of the nation, the Sultan pressed leaders and citizens alike to recognize the difficulties and challenges facing Nigeria today.

In his dialogue with fellow NIREC members, President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Archbishop Daniel Okoh, also addressed the urgency to combat corruption and cybercrime. He called on religious leaders to denounce cybercrime boldly and to collaborate in forging an ethical and just society for future generations.

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Meanwhile, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator George Akume, extended the President’s gratitude to the religious and traditional leaders for their role in stabilizing the nation.

Although acknowledging the hardships endured by Nigerians and the government’s efforts to salvage the economy, SGF Akume reiterated the administration’s commitment to fighting corruption, cybercrime, and restoring national values and integrity.

The EFCC Chairman, represented by Wilson Uwajaren, gave an unsettling account of the cybercrime landscape in Nigeria, highlighting a pressing need to address the increasing involvement of youth in such activities.

SOURCE: Africa Today News, New York


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