Hunger in the land because we’re lazy, says Sultan
17 April 2017 National
The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has ascribed the cause of hunger in the land to the laziness of the people.
He added that if the fertile land with which the country was endowed was properly utilised, there won’t be cases of hunger in the land.
The Sultan gave his position on the issue while responding to remarks of the Chairman of the Shura Committee of the National Islamic Centre, Mallam Ahmad Bello, who noted that there was extreme hunger in the land at the 22rd annual Ummah Convention held in Sokoto.
“The chairman, Shura committee talks about hunger in the land but let me make it clear that we are hungry because we are lazy,” the Sultan said, as quoted by DailyTrust.
Mallam Ahmad Bello had supported his claim about hunger in the land by pointing out that there are millions of hapless children, all victims of cruel parental neglect, who go about begging for food from households, on streets, or just eating out of dustbins.
He also called on the political and spiritual leaders in the country to do something to augment the efforts of the government to make sure the problem is solved fast.
“It would be a crime, a sin and a folly not to do so,” Bello said.