The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has warned the current situation is only the tip of the iceberg if governments across the country continue to ignore the tears of the suffering masses.
Speaking at the 5th coronation anniversary lecture of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, held at the Banquet Hall of Premier Hotel, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, Abubakar said leadership failure in the country has subjected Nigerians into untold hardship, and who have been crying in pains in hope that government would eventually listen and act promptly.
He warned however, that should the Buhari administration continue to turn in a blind eye, things may slip from bad to worse for Nigeria.
“I am not going to talk about politics. I am not a politician. But I am the father of politicians. I can talk politics from now till tomorrow, it may not get into some people’s heads. But I know some words will get into some people’s heads, whether they like it or not,” he said.
He also made reference to the alarm he raised on Thursday in Abuja that the Northern part of Nigeria is a dangerous place to live based on insecurity rocking the region at the moment.
Abubakar said: “If you check the papers today, almost all the papers have these very bold headlines, on what I just said on Thursday. It means some people are watching. They are listening. They are reading.
“What we want is for them to implement, act. If you listen, you will hear what people have been saying and what people are crying for. When you don’t act, then things will get worse. When things get worse, they will get the worst. When they get worst, of course, it is only Almighty Allah, who will come and help us.
“So, let’s not allow that. Let’s rise up and make things change in this great country. Almighty couldn’t have made a mistake when He put this country together. And if He wants to do whatever he wants to do, He will just do it. He will separate this country, divide it into one million little pieces, and further you will need a visa to go somewhere and you may not get the visa.”