Nigerians shall continue to be hungry until they work hard — Sultan of Sokoto

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[Sokoto]–The Pro Chancellor of the University of Ibadan and the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has said that the current level of hunger in the country is as a result of laziness among Nigerians.

The new Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, also the spiritual leader of Nigeria’s Muslim, sits on his throne during his coronation ceremony in Sokoto, Northern Nigeria, March 3, 2007. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde (NIGERIA) – RTR1N1ZM

He disclosed this while responding to claims at the 22rd annual Ummah Convention held in Sokoto.

According to the Sultan, Nigerians have not been able to utilize the resources within their disposal, as if the fertile land with which the country was endowed was properly utilised, there won’t be cases of hunger in the land.

The Chairman of the Shura Committee of the National Islamic Centre, Mallam Ahmad Bello, had earlier mentioned during the event that there is a widespread hunger in the land by pointing out that there are millions of hapless children, all victims of cruel parental neglect, who go about begging for food from households, on streets, or just eating out of dustbins.

He also called on the political and spiritual leaders in the country to do something to augment the efforts of the government to make sure the problem is solved fast.

“It would be a crime, a sin and a folly not to do so,” Bello said.

“The chairman, Shura committee talks about hunger in the land but let me make it clear that we are hungry because we are lazy,” the Sultan said.

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