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Sultan Of Sokoto Drops Bombshell

Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III has dropped a bombshell.


He said; “The criminalisation of ethnicity and the ethnicisation of criminality, which we seem to relish and promote, will not benefit anyone.”

“The fact of the matter is that there are criminals in every ethnic group and in every nationality. It is a human trait not an ethnic trait. Some of this criminality is economic related and will abate once we create jobs and prosperity.”

“I should not take this opportunity to call on the traditional institutions, the custodians of culture and values, the bedrock of continuity and resilience to raise our voice together against denigrating our diversity and criminalisation of ethnicity.”

“The globe is shrinking and the forces of globalisation already unleashed are more powerful than any one country, much less an ethnic group. We are all irresistibly drawn into a future with common cyber platform, common market and common destiny.”

“It is therefore very important that the current strife among ethnicities is not going to benefit anybody, as it is counter-productive.”

“I urge traditional rulers and institutions to do their best to stop the denigration of ethnic groups, they shoud be careful in giving traditional titles.”

“In the 13years that I have ascended the throne, I have given out traditional titles only on a very few occasions because I am trying to avoid bringing the emirate into disrepute through honouring unworthy persons.”

“There are still some vacant positions in my emirate because I want occupiers who will meet my requirements of “non-corrupt, peace-loving and worthy” Nigerians, no matter where they come from.”

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