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Agitations are symptoms of rot in Nigerian system- Sultan

By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
Sultan of Sokoto and President General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs(NSCIA), Muhammad Sa’ad   Abubakar III on Tuesday said current agitations in the country were signs and symptoms of rot in the nation’s system.

He ‎also stressed the need to employ dialogue to resolve all the misunderstandings and problems in the country.

Abubakar made the remark in Sokoto when he received Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state whop paid him a Sallah homage at his palace in Sokoto.

The reverred monarch stated that a lot of things were done in the past by some people with impunity and nothing was done, stressing that ” that is why you find shortage of good governance now weighing us down now in the country.

” However, as it is now, no matter how bad your hand is, you cannot cut it and throw away.

The religious leader who is also the co-chair of NIREC said Nigerians should sit together, brain storm, look at went wrong, retrace our steps and move forward.

He however, appealed to statesmen in the nation to urgently wade in as measure to profer lasting solution that will encourage peaceful co-existence in same direction.

His words: ” We are not short of them across Nigeria and they should help the country by championing the dialogue.

” We should not allow sentiments to rule our heads. Nigeria is a very country and we have no any other nation than it.

” We should love one another irrespective of any religious, ethnic or cultural differences,” Abubakar,admonished.

The Sultan further extolled the developmental strides of Wike in Rivers state, as well as his existing relationship with the Muslim community there.

Earlier in his remarks, Governor Wike said the people and government of Rivers state believed in the unity and indivisibility of the Nigerian nation, pointing out that there were better ways to solve the agitations and problems of Nigeria, rather than  pondering on a break up.

” Rivers state and its people believe in the oneness and unity of Nigeria and that is our stand”, he added.

Wike described Sultan Abubakar as a father ton all Nigerians adding that “he is a peace builder in Nigeria and beyond” while disclosing that he had  been a friend to Tambuwal since before his emergence as a Speaker, House of Representatives and this will be sustained in spite of party differences” the governor assured.

Tambuwal, who accompanied Wike, had earlier said that the visit cannot come at a better time than now and restated his belief in the unity of Nigeria.

The governor the visit would help to strengthen the bond of unity between the two states.



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