Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad IlI, the Sultan of Sokoto, has said that the best way to get out of the prevailing economic hardship facing many Nigerians is for everyone to return to God in prayers.
He said the hardship was a result of people’s deviation from the path of God.
It was reported that the Sultan said this at the grand opening of a Jum’ah Mosque in Guzape, Abuja, built by the Jama’atu Izalatil Bidi’a Wa’kamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS).
Represented by a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Alhaji Yayale Ahmed, the sultan said;
“If anyone departs from the worship of God, definitely God will not look on his side, this is evident in many places in the Holy Qur’an. We will continue to give genuine advice to the government.
Everyone knows the situation in Nigeria right now but the solution is to go back to seek divine intervention and prayers. However, we should not supplicate for eye service but for genuine supplication, because the Lord has said that after hardship, there is relief.”