During the 22nd National Ummah Convention in Sokoto, Sultan Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III attributed the current economic recession and hunger in Nigeria to laziness of leaders and the people.

The National Ummah Convention held yesterday in Sokoto state with the theme: “Agriculture: Panacea to Nigeria’s Economic Recession”. Its aim was to address the related issues of hunger in Nigeria presently.

The Sultan of Sokoto said that “much is needed from the government and the general public to tackle hunger, as our laziness could not aid our progress.

“Yes, there is hunger in the country, but we have been so much lazy to tackle the issue, as we always depend on government and other wealthy individuals to assist us.

“Moreover, no one could solve our own problems, but we should improve more on agriculture, in order to tackle them and yield a better society.”

Governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Tambuwal who was represented by the state Commissioner for Religious Affairs, Alhaji Mani Maishinku, assured that the state government was ever ready to collaborate with the Ummah in achieving the said objectives. He went further to thank the organisers of the convention and commended them for their consistency in organising the convention annually.

“The theme of this year’s convention is considered timely as it is in tune with the programmes of the Federal and State governments in agricultural development.”

The Chairman of the occasion, Malam Ahmad Bello, commended the Federal Government for conquering Boko Haram threats to security in the country.

“Having thus addressed the issue of insecurity last year, it is only logical that we should, this year, address the cognate issue of hunger in the country.

“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,” Ahmad said.

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