"Lopsided Appointments Responsible For Disunity In Nigeria" – Sultan of Sokoto

The Sultan of Sokoto has blamed injustice in appointments and allocation of resources as the causes of the current crisis and disunity in the nation. He said such should stop.

Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar, who is also the President General of the supreme council for Islamic affairs made this statement on Wednesday at a collaborative interfaith peace and security capacity building workshop organized by the Nigerian army resource centre, NARC in Abuja.

The sultan who was represented by the Executive secretary of the Abuja National mosque said that an all-inclusive government remains the solution to the myriads of problems facing the country.

"When it comes to issue of dispensation of justice and equitable distribution of resources, that should be done without fear or favour, affection or ill will.

"You are not there yourself as a leader and because you have some encounters with a group of people, either a person or a group of persons in a particular area, you should not hold on to it so as not to extend justice to them.

"Allah says 'do not allow your hatred of a particular group of people to make you decide not to extend justice to them. Whatever happens, you must extend the spirit of justice to them all without fear or favour, affection or ill-will.

“This issue of justice goes down to whatever decision you are going to take, whether it’s against you or against your parents or against your own children or against your other relations, let alone saying you will not extend justice because you know somebody or because he is from your town. Justice must be based on fair and equitable distribution of assets to all."