Agitations Symptom of Rot in Polity - Sultan

Wed, Jun 28, 2017 | By publisher


MUHAMMAD Sa’ad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto and president General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, on Tuesday, June 27, described the agitations in the country as symptoms of rot in the polity that could be checked by dialogue.

Abubakar, who spoke when Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, paid him Eid-el-Fitri homage lamented that many people committed a lot of atrocities in the past and got away  with them.

He said this accounted for the inadequacy of good governance now weighing down the country.

The Sultan, who pointed out that “no matter how dirty the hand is, we cannot cut it and throw it away,” reiterated the need to employ dialogue in resolving all the misunderstandings and problems in the country.

He, therefore, to Nigerians to sit down together and brainstorm, look at what went wrong and retrace their steps so that the country could move forward. He also appealed to statesmen whom he said were not in short supply in the nation to work in this direction by championing the dialogue.

‘’We should not allow sentiments to rule our heads. Nigeria is our only country and we have no any other nation than this,” he said. He also commended the developmental strides of Wike in Rivers State, as well as his existing relationship with the Muslim community there.

Earlier, Wike said the people and government of Rivers State believed in the indissolubility of Nigeria. According to him, there are better ways of resolving the agitations and problems of the country other than breaking up.

—  Jun 28, 2017 @ 011:10 GMT