Economic Hardship: Sultan urges Nigerians to return to farm

Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto and president general of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), has urged Nigerians to commit more to farming to alleviate economic hardship and address the country’s high cost of living.

Mr Abubakar made the call in his message to felicitate Nigerian Muslims on the occasion of Eid-el Kabir.

The sultan further urged farmers to make the most of the rainy season to ensure sufficient food production to meet societal demand.

“We should all go back to farming and produce food because doing so will ease our condition and boost the country’s economy,” he advised.

“We are fully aware that the leaders in the country are doing their best to ease the hardship, but more needs to be done.
“Our people, particularly in the north, are in a very difficult situation. Therefore, leaders need to do more to tackle the current challenges,” he said.

Mr Abubakar also called on Muslims to continue praying for the leaders, emphasising that only prayers could support the desired needs of any society.
He appreciated the security agencies in the country for their sustained dedication to ensuring the safety of all citizens.

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The sultan applauded Governor Ahmed Aliyu of Sokoto State for his commitment to supporting the less privileged and urged the people to continue living peacefully with one another.

He thanked the Muslim community for their continued dedication to propagating the true essence of Islam and urged them to have full faith that the country’s challenges would soon be over.

Mr Abubakar also prayed for the safe return of the pilgrims in Saudi Arabia, urging them to pray for Nigeria and its leaders.



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