“The solution to Nigeria’s current challenges is prayers” – Sultan of Sokoto

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad III, has asserted that Nigeria’s prevailing challenges are a consequence of citizens deviating from the worship of God.

Speaking at the grand opening of a Jum’ah Mosque in Guzape, Abuja, the Sultan urged Nigerians to return to God through prayers, emphasizing a perceived connection between the nation’s difficulties and a departure from spiritual values.

Represented by the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Alhaji Yayale Ahmed, the Sultan conveyed a message emphasizing the importance of seeking divine intervention during challenging times.

He referred to the Holy Qur’an, stating, “If anyone departs from the worship of God, definitely God will not look on his side; this is evident in many places in the Holy Qur’an. We will continue to give genuine advice to the government.

“Everyone knows the situation in Nigeria right now but the solution is to go back to seek divine intervention and prayers. However, we should not supplicate for eye service but for genuine supplication, because the Lord has said that after hardship, there is relief.”

The event was attended by prominent figures, including Vice President Kashim Shettima, Chief of Staff to the President Femi Gbajabiamila, National Security Adviser Malam Nuhu Ribadu, former Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Isa Ali Pantami, as well as former governors and senators.

Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir, the Chairman of the Council of Scholars of JIBWIS, expanded the call for moral rectitude beyond religious circles.

He urged judges to avoid corruption and implored public officeholders to uphold truthfulness and transparency in the execution of their duties.

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