The Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has implored Nigerians to stop living false lives, stressing that things are not getting better in Nigeria.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s had promised to take 10 million Nigerians out of poverty yearly towards improving the standard of living.
Abubakar, President, Nigeria Supreme Council on Islamic Affairs (SCIA), mirrored the harsh economic reality
while speaking at the third National Summit of Peaceful Coexistence and Nation Building on Thursday in Gombe State.
The traditional ruler who spoke on a wide range of issues, “let’s not deceive ourselves, things are not getting better in Nigeria.
“If government was serious about solving our socioeconomic problems, then the issue of hunger must be addressed squarely because a hungry man is an angry man”, he said.
The Muslim leader who flayed the intolerable level of insecurity, urged Nigeria Governors to store food ahead of impending food hunger.
“I would like to call on the state governors to make sure that they make an adequate supply of food in store for the common man in anticipation of possible shortage of food in the world. At the right time, subsidise it so that the common man can afford it,” the Sultan advised.
“This is because a hungry man is an angry man. Without food there will be no peace and without peace there will be no security,” he added.
He however identified tolerance and peaceful coexistence of one another as panacea for Nigeria to overcome her challenges.
The Sultan admonished Muslim and Christian Clerics in Nigeria to use their pulpits to promote messages of peaceful coexistence as prescribed in the holy books.
Earlier inna remark, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, represented by Reverend Father Joseph Shinga, recalled the myriads of problems confronting the nation and sued for sacrifices and tolerance of one another.
The theme of the Conference “Peaceful Coexistence, Social Cohesion and Nation Building”, was supported by the Da’awah Coordination Council of Nigeria (DCCN).