Holy Suffering: Recession Is God Ordained - Sultan Of Sokoto 

The present downturn of Nigeria's economy has gotten a spiritual view following the assertion by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III that the present recession is ordained by God.

Sultan Abubakar made the declaration in Sokoto yesterday, November 2, as activities marking his 10th coronation anniversary commenced with the distribution of items, The Nation writes.

“The only solution to this is for us to show piety and repent. It is ordained by God”, the President General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) said.

The revered monarch also admonished the adherents of Islam and Christianity to live their lives according to the dictates of their Holy Scriptures, and called for more beneficial measures to be taken by government to cushion the suffering of Nigerians.

Items worth N9 million were shared out to 270 widows, orphans and other indigent persons at a ceremony organised by the state Zakkat and Endowment Committee.

In his remark, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State described as unprecedented the 10 years of Sultan Abubakar on the throne, noting that it had been “remarkable and historic.”

“He is an epitome of peace, unity and a bridge builder in Nigeria and beyond”, Tambuwal said.

Emir of Kano Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, who described the Sultan as a father to all Nigerians, extolled the existing cordial relations between the Kano Emirate and the Sultanate Council of Sokoto.

A special prayer session presided over by the Sarkin Malaman Sokoto, Sheikh Buhari Sirriddawaý for sustainable peace and unity in the state and Nigeria was conducted at the Sultan Bello Mosque in Sokoto.

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