By Henry Okonkwo
Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Saad Abubakar lll, has urged leaders in the country to improve their style and ensure fairness and justice in the discharge of their responsibilities.
He gave the charge on Monday while speaking in Bauchi during the commissioning of the ultra-modern Hajj Camp.
Abubakar warned leaders to abhor oppressing the innocent as God hears their prayers for justice.
He said, “Leaders should always strive to do what the people want because it was the main reason they were voted into power by the people. What the country needs now is excellent and purposeful leadership.
“Leadership has been bestowed on us by Allah, He expects us to be just, fair and equitable to all. We should know that one day, we will all give an account of our stewardship in the hereafter. It is incumbent on us as leaders to discharge our responsibility to the best of our ability, the followers are looking up to us for effective leadership. That is what we have to do in order to make the country better.
“There is the need to promote peace and peaceful co-existence in the country because it is only in an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity that development and progress can be made. If you see how we relate during our interfaith meeting, you will understand the essence of peace and peaceful co-existence. Peace is what is needed to make things work out and progress is made.”
The Sultan also lamented the spate of insecurity experienced in some parts of the country and called on Nigerians to intensify their prayers for God to avert the evils perpetrated by evil men.