Hardship: Nigeria Sitting On Keg Of Gunpowder – Sultan

Sultan of Sokoto-Muhammad Sa-ad Abubakar III

The Sultan of Sokoto and Chairman of the Northern Traditional Rulers Council, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has warned that with the level of suffering in the country Nigeria is actually sitting on a keg of gunpowder.

His warning comes two days after the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, had decried the ravaging hunger and starvation in the land.

The Sokoto monarch gave the warning during the 6th Executive Committee Meeting of the Northern Traditional Rulers Council held yesterday in Kaduna, adding that the cost of living crisis in Nigeria had reached a level where citizens were agitated, angry and hungry.

He said: “We have now entered into a new cycle of leadership. Some new governors have come on board, while some are having their second term and still, we are faced with these insecurity issues.

“To make matters worse, we are faced with the rising level of poverty. Most of our people lack normal sources of livelihood.

“However, I believe talking about insecurity and the rising level of poverty are two issues that we cannot fold our arms and think everything is okay. I have said it so many times and at so many fora that things are not okay in Nigeria and of course, things are not okay in the North,” he stressed. 

“We must find jobs for our teeming youths that are sitting idle and I have said it so many times, we are sitting on a keg of gunpowder; teeming youths, millions of them without jobs, without food. We are looking for trouble,” he added.

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