SULTAN OF SOKOTO SAYS GOD IS USING RECESSION TO PUNISH NIGERIA AND UNLESS WE DO THIS, THERE’S NO WAY OUT

The new Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, also the spiritual leader of Nigeria's Muslim, sits on his throne during his coronation ceremony in Sokoto, Northern Nigeria, March 3, 2007. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde (NIGERIA) - RTR1N1ZM

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has advised Nigerians to seek repentance from God, saying it’s the solution to get out of the biting economic recession.

Abubakar III, who marked 10 years of his reign, yesterday, said the recession being experienced in several countries is ordained by

Speaking during the distribution of items to 270 widows, orphans and other less-privileged persons. The monarch said: “The only solution to this, is for us to show piety and repent. It is ordained by God.

So, Nigerians should seek for repentance from God.” He urged Christians and Muslims to use their respective Holy Scriptures as guide for living their lives. He urged governments at all levels to take effective measures to alleviate the suffering of Nigerians.

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