SAN FRANCISCO, June 27, (THEWILL) – The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar, has attributed the secessionist agitations in the country and the counter responses as symptoms of rot in the Nigerian system.
Abubakar said this on Tuesday, in Sokoto, when Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers paid him a Sallah homage.
”In the past, a lot of things were done by some people with impunity and nothing was done. That is why you find lack of good governance now weighing us down now in the country,” he said.
”However, as it is now, no matter how bad your hand is, you cannot cut it and throw away.”
Abubakar stressed the need to use dialogue to resolve all the misunderstandings and problems in the country as he called on Nigerians to “sit together, brainstorm, look at what went wrong, retrace our steps and move forward.”
The sultan also appealed to statesmen in the nation to intervene and assist in this direction saying Nigeria is not short of statesmen across the country who could help in championing the dialogue.
”We should not allow sentiments to rule our heads. Nigeria is a very big and lucky country and we have no any other nation we can call our own.
”We should love one another irrespective of any religious, ethnic or cultural differences,” Abubakar said.