The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III has asserted that all is not well with Nigeria and that the country could be headed for the rocks if nothing drastic is done to salvage it.
The spiritual leader of Muslims in Nigeria made this assertion on Tuesday in Abuja.
The revered monarch went on to point out that the fear has been severally mentioned to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Abubakar spoke at the National Unity Conference of The Alumni Association of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (AANI).
The Sultan said the problem of Nigeria could only be addressed by citizens, adding that elections must not be seen as “do or die”.
The head of Muslims in the country noted that the people must retrace their steps towards building a better society.
“If anyone is telling you that everything is well in this country, he is telling you lies.
“We have had so many times to say it in front of Mr. President.
“Things are not normal and I think to know that you have a problem, you have half of the solution.
“Let us continue to talk to one another, let us not get tired of talking to one another”, NAN quoted him saying.
Abubakar advised Nigerians to see their diversity as an act of God, adding that God was not wrong to have brought different ethnic groups together.
In another report, the Sultan had recently predicted that the rising insecurity in Nigeria may consume the country if urgent steps are not taken by the Federal Government and other stakeholders involved in the management of the country, to rescue the situation.
He revealed that just on Monday, no fewer than 20 persons had drowned in Sokoto community while trying to escape from an onslaught of bandits, an indication that enemies neither know nor religion or tribe in their operations. He warned that no one is exempted in the negative impact of the insecurity.
The Sultan, who spoke at a valedictory dinner in honour of the immediate past President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Dr. Samson Ayokunle Olasupo, in Abuja, said that insecurity has touched everybody irrespective of location in the country.