Sultan to Nigerians- Embrace dialogue as solution to the country’s challenges

By  Ado Hassan, Sokoto
SULTAN of Sokoto and Amirul Muminin, Muhammad Sa’ad

Abubakar has identified dialogue as the only remedy and solution to
Nigeria’s multi-dimensional problems.

‎According to the reverred leader”
We should sit down, discuss issues and problems, as well as see where we have gone wrong and what went wrong.”
Abubakar made the remarked in Sokoto Wednesday night when he hosted some religious groups,
resident communities and members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ), to a Ramadan dinner in his palace.

The royal father noted that

challenges were meant to solidify Nigeria’s unity while underscoring the need for Nigerians to trust each other.
He stressed further that no problem in the world that dialogue cannot solve, noting that crises were not unique to Nigeria, thus” We should see where we have derailed and retrace our steps, then
move forward as a single, indivisible country.

” There is no problem without a solution and there is no padlock made without keys to open it. It remains for us to see how to open it.”

The religious monarch however, lamented the dwindling level of patriotism in the country, saying “is
was very low and admonished Nigerians to develop their country as nobody would do it for them.”

He further said Nigerians were eager to live in peace and
unity with one another, irrespective of any religious, political and
ethnic coloration.

” We must all strive to develop Nigeria into a country based on
justice, fair-play and respect for on another.

” Above all, we need the fear of God, as with the fear of God, you find things going right. God is the Alpha and Omega”, he pointed out.

Abubakar explained that ” The fear of God is key to solving all our problems. Nigerians are
very religious people and we have various Mosques and Churches.”

Commenting on the recurring farmers-herdsmen clashes, the religious leader said that those causing mayhem were strangers adding that” those perpetrating crimes should be treated as criminals.”

He said” We are all created by God and we should help one another,although
we should hold our identities, with respect for one another.

Abubakar maintained that Nigerians must understand their differences,” if not,we will never live in peace, when there is suspicion, there will be no trust and there will be no unity,” he pointed out.

The revered monarch further commended the acting President Yemi Osinbajo, for initiating
the series of wide consultations as a way out to calm aggrieved persons in the country, while promising that the traditional institution would continue to
work relentlessly for Nigeria to remain peaceful, united and
indivisible.

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