The royal father noted that challenges were meant to solidify Nigeria’s unity while underscoring the need for Nigerians to trust each other.
” 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.