Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto on Sunday urged Nigerians to turn to God in order to find lasting solutions to some of the recurring problems in the country.
*Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto
He made call in Sokoto at a one-day seminar tagged: “The Position of Islam on Begging”.
Speaking at the seminar which was organised by the Sokoto State Zakat and Endowment Committee, in collaboration with the state’s Ministry of Religious Affairs, he said: “we must turn to God and pray fervently for God to intervene in the affairs of Nigeria.
“Turning to God and living our lives according to religious injunctions are the only ways out of the current quagmire in the nation.
“We should also have a sense of pity toward our less privileged brothers and sisters” he said.
Abubakar III, who reiterated the need for social justice, equity and fairness in the affairs of the country, advised clerics to shun materialism, bigotry and ceaseless power seeking.
“Clerics should also shun all forms of provocative preaching and guide their followers aright” he said.
The sultan thanked the state Governor Aliyu Wamakko for putting emphasis on the growth and development of Islam.
“Governor Aliyu Wamakko has also ensured that good governance and efficient service delivery are the main thrust of his seven-year-old administration. This has happily made the state to remain peaceful, united and home to all, irrespective of our diverse religious, political and ethnic differences” the sultan said.
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