Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, Sultan of Sokoto and President of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), has decried the country’s lingering insecurity threats and high cost of living, which have resulted in things not improving in every sector.
The Sultan made the remark during the 3rd Conference of the Da’awah Coordination Council of Nigeria (DCCN), which is an amalgamation of about 52 Da’awa groups in Gombe State, on Thursday.
The Sultan lamented the country’s high cost of living insecurity, saying that “action must be taken by political leaders and elite to address the issues.”
“We must tell ourselves the truth and stop deceiving ourselves into believing that things are improving. The reality is that things aren’t getting any better.
“As a result, the sooner we realize things aren’t getting better, the better, so we can sit down and figure out how to solve our problems.
“We must work hard to address insecurity, hunger, poverty, and all of the other problems that plague our great country.
“We have problems, yes, we know we have problems, and as I previously stated, things are not normal and right in this country, but we can make things normal and right by Allah’s will, so we must work hard.
“People are suffering, and while we have a few people who have a lot and a lot of people who have nothing,” the revered monarch said, “we are not helping the poor.”
As a result, Abubakar advised the government to secure adequate food supplies and store them in order to sell them at a heavily discounted price to the general public.
“The country cannot experience peace, security, or development without food. And if we don’t develop, we’ll just be a bunch of people sitting around,” he added.