Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, Emir of Katsina, has advised Nigerians from the northern region to quit criticising the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari arguing that a 16-year damage cannot be repaired in the twinkle of an eye.
“President Muhammadu Buhari is trying his best to rectify the situation and we must support and encourage him. During this trying period, we as northerners are expected to support President Buhari and his team instead of joining others to criticize them.”
The Emir said this at the weekend, during the launch of a book, Limamin Kano Muhammadu Zaharaddeen Dynasty, written by Malam Aminu Abdullahi, a former general manager at the Katsina State Radio.
He maintained that the only thing which should be uppermost in the minds of Nigerians is how to steer the nation forward and not “engaging in gossiping and rumour mongering”.
Quoting copiously from portions of the Holy Koran, the Emir of Katsina counselled the people to purify their minds and resolve to do good always, for the overall development of the society.
Meanwhile, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has appealed to the Federal Government to be considerate of the Nigerian citizens and do away with what he described as ‘anti-people policies’.
He advised the leadership of Nigeria that policies and programmes of government that are not achieving desired results should be quickly reviewed and realigned in line with prevailing realities.
Abubakar made the call while speaking in Abuja on Monday, August 8, 2016, at a town hall meeting/policy dialogue organized by the Alumni Association of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (AANI) in conjunction with the Ministry of Information and National Orientation.