Alhaji Saad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto has taken to the public with his unusual outcry as to the situation and issues with Nigeria. He dared the federal government to have the fear of God by floating the youths with the necessary opportunities, in other to be independent of hardship and insecurity.
This call came yesterday as Sallah message from Sokoto. Sultan said the existing leadership was of great concern and that proper measures need be put in place
Almost at the same time came the reaction of the Arewa Consultative Forum. The statement released by the forum addressed the failure of the Nigerian government to live up to the demands of the people.
The forum enjoined Nigerian government to live up to the expectations of Nigerians, by creating opportunities. Nigerians are according to the statement not safe, hungry at the same time. They need be delivered from the challenges.
“Nigeria leaders need to strategise, put more measures in place to address our level of poverty and insecurity, as such will further sustain the unity and peaceful co-existence that is in existence in the country.
“It is no longer a story but a reality, people are in dire need of the leaders’ commitment to addressing the high rate of poverty, insecurity, and hunger among other numerous challenges.
“Therefore, leaders should fear Allah and shoulder their responsibilities in order to enhance Nigerians’ living conditions,” he said.
ACF chief, Ogbeh tasked governments to take Nigerians out of the poverty and insecurity that currently confront the country.
ACF National Chairman, Chief Audu Ogbeh, made the call in a Sallah message
Chief Ogbe said: “I wish to, on behalf of myself and ACF, congratulate all Nigerian Muslims on this special occasion of Eid-El-Adha, a special Sallah occasion that is being solemnly observed world wide.
‘Nigeria is celebrating this Sallah with mixed feelings because of the activities of bandits, kidnappers, terrorists, armed robbers and those waging a war to tear the country apart.
“As a result of the sundry activities and the COVID-19 pandemic, hunger is looming and prices of foodstuffs are already beyond the common man.
”As we celebrate this occasion we urge the Muslim Ummah to pray for peace to return to our beloved country, Nigeria.
“Christians and other believers too should join the Muslims in praying for the people and government of Nigeria. This is a call to national duty that goes beyond religious boundaries.
“ACF is worried that farmers, particularly northern farmers, have not had a good farming season last year and this year because of the criminal activities of bandits and the terrorist; frequent clashes have made farming a very frightening and hazardous exercise.’’