Nigerians are hungry because we’re lazy – Sultan
The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar says there is hunger in the land because people are lazy. “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.
He was responding to the remarks of the chairman of the Shura committee of the National Islamic Centre, Ahmad Bello who said that there is extreme hunger in the land at the 22rd annual Ummah Convention held in Sokoto.
“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,” Abubakar added.
The Sultan noted that Nigeria was endowed with fertile land and that if properly harnessed could lead the country to greatness but for the laziness of the people.
He recalled that agriculture had been the pride of the north in the past which need to be restored.
The monarch urged Nigerians, particularly northerners to take advantage of the agricultural programmes initiated by their state and federal governments for development of the region and the country in general.