Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad III, the Sultan of Sokoto, has expressed worry over the rise in insecurity, poverty and socio-economic problems in Nigeria.
The Sultan who is also the President-General of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs noted that these problems were being left to linger for too long.
“The challenges bedevilling the country require commitment and proactive steps to address them. These challenges have unfortunately been on the increase because necessary steps and commitment to implement solutions identified are not taken,” he said on Monday at the Jama’atul Nasril Islam’s Central Council Meeting and Annual Pre-Ramadan Conference in Kaduna.
Ahead of the forthcoming Ramadan, he urged Muslim clerics to preach according to the dictates of Islam as enshrined in the Holy Koran.