- The venerable monarch asserted that the best way to overcome the biting hardship Nigerians are grappling with is to return to God in prayers
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad III, has said the myriad of challenges, especially economic hardship, facing Nigeria are due to Nigeria’s sinful ways and deviation from God’s pious path.
The venerable monarch asserted that the best way to overcome the biting hardship Nigerians are grappling with is to return to God in prayers and shun social vices.
The sultan made the assertion at the grand opening of a Jum’ah Mosque in Guzape, Abuja, built by the Jama’atu Izalatil Bidi’a Wa’kamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS).
“If anyone departs from the worship of God, definitely God will not look on his side, this is evident in many places in the Holy Qur’an. We will continue to give genuine advice to the government,” he said.
Represented by a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Alhaji Yayale Ahmed, the sultan said, “Everyone knows the situation in Nigeria right now but the solution is to go back to seek divine intervention and prayers. However, we should not supplicate for eye service but for genuine supplication, because the Lord has said that after hardship, there is relief.”
For his part, the Chairman of the Council of Scholars of JIBWIS, Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir, admonished Nigerian judges to eschew corruption.
He also enjoined other public officeholders to be truthful and transparent in running the affairs of their office.
Those who graced the event are the Vice President, Kashim Shettima, Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, the National Security Adviser, Malam Nuhu Ribadu, former Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, former governors, senators, among others