Sultan spits fire again, says ‘we are hungry because we’re lazy

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar says Nigerians are hungry because they are lazy

He said this, days after declaring that street begging has no basis in Islam

He therefore urged Nigerians, particularly northerners to take advantage of the agricultural programmes in the country.

According to the Sultan, Nigeria is an endowed country. He said that if Nigeria’s fertile land is properly harnessed, the country has no business with hunger

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has told Nigerians that the reason for the cause of hunger in the land is as a result of their laziness, Daily Trust reports.

We learnt that the Sultan said this while responding to the remarks of Ahmad Bello, the chairman of the Shura committee of the National Islamic Centre.

The chairman, in his earlier remark said there was extreme hunger in the land at the 22rd annual Ummah Convention held in Sokoto “The chairman, Shura committee talk about hunger in the land but let me make it clear that we are hungry because we are lazy,” he stated.

According to the Sultan, Nigeria is an endowed country. He said that if Nigeria’s fertile land is properly harnessed, the country has no business with hunger.

He also went down memory lane, recalling that agriculture had been the pride of the north in the past.

He therefore urged Nigerians, particularly northerners to take advantage of the agricultural programmes in the country.

However, Bello, who is the chairman of the Shura committee of the National Islamic Centre calls on the federal government to make the issue of hunger in the land a priority. “Let us be very frank and blunt about this- there is hunger, extreme hunger in the land.

There is no more vociferous and forceful evidence on this than the millions of our hapless children, all victims of cruel parental neglect, who go about begging for food from households, on streets, or just eating out of dustbin, ” he stated.

He added that:”Our political and spiritual leaders must do something about this, and urgently too, as it would be a crime, a sin and a folly not to do so.”

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