Sultan tackles Buhari over insecurity, food scarcity
By Ademola Adeleye
This is no good news for President Muhammadu Buhari. The Sultan of Sokoto, Mohammed Saad Abubakar, again, has spoken out against the rising inflation and insecurity in the country saying Nigeria is drifting away from the normal.
The Sultan, spoke on Thursday at the third National Summit of Peaceful Co-existence and Nation building, which held in Gombe state.
The Summit with the theme, ‘Peaceful Co-existence, Social Cohesion and National Development,’ was organised by Da’wah Coordination Council of Nigeria.
The Sultan said, “The problems of Nigeria are mounting up every day, let’s not deceive ourselves that things are getting better, things are not getting better.
“What we lack in this country is the sincerity and honesty to implement the solutions because no religion has asked anybody to kill somebody. Terrorism, banditry, kidnapping are thriving businesses in this country now and people can’t move freely.
“So many people are hungry because they can’t afford food prices which keeps going high…Ensure adequate food supply because of the common man.
“Without food, you can’t have peace, without peace, you can’t have security, without security you can’t have development, and without development you are just a bunch of people sitting down together. Therefore, we must rise up to the occasion, whatever it will cost. A hungry man is an angry man.”
Also speaking at the Summit, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, who was represented at the event by Rev. Father Joseph Shinga said: “Nigeria is going through turbulent times; in terms of social integration and cohesion. Suspicion here and there, religious bigotry and sentiments are on the rise. We need to co-exist in peace.”