Cost of living: Pray, repent, Sultan urges Nigerians

SOKOTO- The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad III, has said that the best way to get out of the woods from the biting hardship facing many Nigerians is to return to God in prayers.

He said the hardship was a result of people’s deviation from the path of God.

“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,” he said.

The sultan noted this at the grand opening of a Jum’ah Mosque in Guzape, Abuja, built by the Jama’atu Izalatil Bidi’a Wa’kamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS).

Represented by a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Alhaji Yayale Ahmed, the sultan said, “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 Chairman of the Council of Scholars of JIBWIS, Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir, advised Nigerian judges to shun corruption.

He also enjoined other public officeholders to be truthful and transparent in running the affairs of their office.

Those who graced the event are the Vice President, Kashim Shettima, Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, the National Security Adviser, Malam Nuhu Ribadu, former Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, former governors, senators, among others.

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