#EndSARS: Sultan urges FG, states to allow justice prevail
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has urged the Federal and State governments to ensure justice and fairness to all Nigerians.
Sultan, who is also the President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), said this at an emergency NEC meeting of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja, which was necessitated by the social unrest in some part of the country arising from the #EndSARS protest.
“My message to President Muhammadu Buhari is that I urge him to be just always in whatever he is doing. I also advise governors to always be just in whatever they are doing. Justice is very important in any developing society, community, even in our homes without justice there will be no peace”, Sultan Abubakar said.
He assured that the national council of traditional rulers was always ready to work and make the country a better place where peace and justice shall reign.
“There is no institution in this country and indeed in the world where you can find the calibre of people we have in the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria. We are people from all professions, from the best profession of all, the military which some of us belongs, to engineers, to customs officers and professors of the universities.
“We are going to be very blunt, open and frank on all national issues and we will send our recommendations to the President for implementation,’’ he said.
Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, urged the Federal Government to come up with initiatives that would bring government nearer to the people with a view to help traditional institutions.
“It is very important for that gap to be bridged so that issues, experience in Nigeria recently will not reoccur. It is a lesson for every one of us and we must all work together to better the lots of the youths in this country,’’ he said.