Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III has yesterday, said the recession being experienced currently in the country and other parts of the world is ordained by God.
“The only solution to this is for us to show piety and repent. It is ordained by God”, the President General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) said.
Sultan Abubakar spoke in Sokoto yesterday as activities for his 10th coronation anniversary commenced with the distribution of items.
Items worth N9 million were shared out to 270 widows, orphans and other indigent persons at a ceremony organised by the state Zakkat and Endowment Committee.
The monarch also admonished the adherents of Islam and Christianity to live their lives according to the dictates of their Holy Scriptures.